AUBURN, Ala. – The Tigers are set to travel to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a pivotal end of season contest.
Coming off a crucial three goal victory against LSU, Auburn will look to solidify its place in the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2021.
"Our postseason is in our hands," Tigers head coach Karen Hoppa said. "We control our own destiny. Now, it's no easy task. Playing away against a very good Georgia team that has been top-25 a lot of this year presents a tall challenge for sure, but our seniors and our captains know how good it feels to rise to a challenge and overcome it, so we're going to lean on them to instill that fire in the younger players."
Georgia will be no easy task for this Auburn squad. The Bulldogs recently secured the SEC East Divisional Championship for the first time in program history.
With a first-round bye already secured, it would not be a surprise if Georgia does not put out a full-strength lineup, which would be very beneficial for the Tigers. At the same time, the Bulldogs head coach, Keidane McAlpine, will be keen to take all three points against the Tigers.
McAlpine is a member of the Hoppa coaching tree, spending six seasons on The Plains as an assistant coach.
Auburn will need to collect a win to secure a spot in the tournament. If the Tigers tie, there will need to be some help provided by South Carolina and Texas A&M. The Gamecocks will need to knock off Florida while the Aggies will need to defeat LSU.
The Tigers hope to continue recent success and not have to rely on other teams. Auburn has won the last six meetings, with the last loss in 2016, and last loss in Athens in 2006.
The matchup is set for a 5 p.m. CT and will be broadcasted on the SECN+.