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Sep 8, 2022; Auburn, Al, USA; Defense huddles before the game between Auburn and UMass Lowell at Auburn Soccer Complex.  Grayson Belanger/AU Athletics
Sep 8, 2022; Auburn, Al, USA; Defense huddles before the game between Auburn and UMass Lowell at Auburn Soccer Complex. Grayson Belanger/AU Athletics

Weekend Recap: Auburn Draws Samford on the Road

The No. 14 Auburn Tigers went up to Birmingham, AL this afternoon to take on the Samford Bulldogs at F. Page Seibert Stadium.

The Tigers came into this contest off of a 4-1 victory over the Mass Lowell Riverhawks at home on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs came into this one after losing 1-0 to the UAB Blazers on the road on Thursday night.

Auburn had vengeance on their minds as the Bulldogs defeated them 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last November.

Both of the goals scored in this game happened in the first 15 minutes of play and came two minutes apart from each other.

Forward Taylor Yount scored for the Bulldogs at the 12:09 mark of the game. The goal was assisted by Midfielder Caroline Donovan. This was Yount's first goal of the 2022 campaign, and it was Donovan's first assist.

Forward Maddie Simpson found the back of the net for the Tigers at the 14:10 mark of the game. This one was assisted by midfielder Anna Haddock and forward Olivia Candelino. This was the third time that Simpson has scored this season. This was Haddock's fifth and Candelino's first assist of the year.

Forward Sydney Richards was given Auburn's only yellow card of the game at the 20:22 mark of the game.

In the first half, Auburn took six shots and Samford took four. Auburn did not have any corner kicks in the first half, Samford had three.

Maddie Prohaska made one save for Auburn in the first half. Morgan McAslan made one save for Samford in the first half.

The Bulldogs received three yellow cards in the second half. Defender Jennifer Seward got one at the 50:00 mark of the game, Caroline Donovan got one at the 64:43 mark of the game and forward Nikki Mario got one at the 80:41 mark of the game.

Maddie Prohaska made one save for the Tigers in the second half. Morgan McAslan made four saves for the Bulldogs in the second half.

Auburn finished with 19 shots, six shots on-goal, 14 fouls, five corner kicks and two off-sides. 

Samford ended up with nine shots, three shots on-goal, 17 fouls, five corner kicks and three off-sides.

Auburn will be back in action on Friday night as they travel up to Columbia, MO to take on the Missouri Tigers. Kick-off is set for 5:00. The game will be televised on SEC Network Plus.

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