This Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Tigers welcome the Ole Miss Rebels to the Plains after being moved from Sunday, Oct. 11. Auburn has not played a game since their home opener back on Sep. 18 which ended in a 1-1 tie against Mississippi State. Games at Texas A&M and LSU were postponed due to players testing positive for the virus.
In a normal season, the Tigers along with the rest of conference teams would be approaching the midpoint of their season on a 20-game schedule. Instead, the Auburn Soccer Complex plans to host a 0-0-1 Tiger team and 1-2-0 Rebel team.
Auburn currently has 10 players in quarantine unable to rejoin the team until this Monday, one day before Ole Miss. “It has been challenging to be without several players who don’t get to train and prepare for that game, so that’s the first challenge and then a good Ole Miss team coming in” said by Head Coach Karen Hoppa entering her 21st season with Auburn.
The Tigers in their home opener against Mississippi St. saw freshman goalie Maddie Prohaska record 8 saves in her debut on the Plains allowing only 1. From an offensive standpoint, the Tigers managed only 3 total shots on goal in 8 attempts which is something that will have to be improved come Tuesday.
Ole Miss, coming off a 0-1 L to Mississippi State this past Friday Oct. 2 looks to bounce back lead by two of the best attacking players in the conference with Channing Foster and Haleigh Stackpole. In 3 games, the Rebels have only put across 1 goal and have allowed 4 from their Junior keeper Ashley Orkus.
Tuesday’s game against Ole Miss begins at 4pm CT at the Auburn Soccer Complex. You can listen to the game exclusively on WEGL 91.1 FM with pregame coverage at 3:50pm with Aidan Kowalski and Gavin Rankins on the call.