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Auburn Concedes Late Goal, Draws with Kentucky

Rocio Sanders (16) 
Auburn Soccer vs  ASU on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. 
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Rocio Sanders (16) Auburn Soccer vs ASU on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. Cat Wofford/Auburn Athletics

  

No. 14 Auburn battled Kentucky to a 1-1 draw after going to double-overtime at the Auburn Soccer Complex on Saturday night.

Kentucky played with 10 players for a majority of the match after defender Marie Olesen was sent off on a red card in the tenth minute.

Auburn outshot Kentucky 24-9, with forward Hailey Whitaker leading the Tigers with five shots.

Auburn opened the scoring on a corner in the 49th minute when senior defender Sarah Houchin rebounded a deflected ball with her left foot for her first goal of the season. The goal was assisted by midfielder Anna Haddock, who took the corner kick. 

The Tigers were on track for a 1-0 victory until Kentucky got the equalizer on an Auburn own goal with 24 seconds left in regulation. The goal snapped Auburn’s 324:14 shutout streak that began in the first match of the season against Mississippi State after a goal from the penalty spot. 

Auburn came close to getting the goal in the final seconds of double overtime when redshirt junior midfielder Kori Locksley curled a shot that went just above the crossbar. 

After the draw, Auburn (2-0-2) remains unbeaten on the season. Kentucky (0-3-3) remains winless on the season.

Auburn travels to Fayetteville to take on No. 7 Arkansas (4-1-0) for its next match on Friday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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