The No. 16 Auburn Tigers traveled down to Tallahassee, FL this evening to take on the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Auburn has gotten their season off to a good start as they defeated the Old Dominion Monarchs 1-0 at home last Thursday night, then beating the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 9-0 at home on Sunday afternoon.
Florida State also opened their season at home last Thursday night with a contest against the No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks which ended in a draw. The Seminoles went on the road to Athens, GA on Sunday afternoon where they knocked off the Georgia Bulldogs 3-1.
"Florida State is obviously going to be the biggest challenge we've faced thus far," said Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa before the game. "With a new head coach, we expect them to be a little different in some areas, but we know they'll still play with the quality that the defending national champions would."
There were a lot of momentum shifts throughout the first half as both teams tried to get established offensively.
Seminole forward Beata Olsson was hit with a yellow card 10 minutes into the game.
Florida State midfielder Heather Payne was successful on a penalty kick at the 29 minute mark to put the defending national champions up 1-0.
That was the only score of the first half.
At the break, Auburn had taken three shots, one of them being on goal. Florida State had taken five shots, three of them being on goal.
Auburn keeper Maddie Prohaska was successful on two out of three save attempts in the first half, Florida State keeper Cristina Roque only had to make one save.
The Tigers had six first half fouls and the Seminoles had three. Both teams also had one corner kick and one offside.
Sydnie Thibodaux tied the game for Auburn at the 62 minute mark on a goal that was assisted by Anna Haddock.
That would be all of the scoring in this 1-1 draw.
Auburn ended up taking six shots in this contest, three of them being on goal. Florida State took 17, 10 of them being on goal.
Maddie Prohaska ended up making nine saves for Auburn and Cristina Roque made two for Florida State.
The Tigers ended up with 10 fouls, two corner kicks and two offsides. The Seminoles ended up with six fouls, three corners and one offside.
Auburn will be back in action this Sunday at 12:00 CT as they travel up to Winston-Salem, NC to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.