The SEC announced Monday their weekly honors and for a second straight week, Freshman Maddie Prohaska took home defensive player of the week. Pitching four shutouts in her last five games, Prohaska leads the conference in save percentage (.842) and goals against average (0.82). The Tigers are 7-5-3 this season with just three games remaining on their regular season Spring slate before the NCAA Tournament beginning Apr 23.
After a near perfect first month of the season, a ranked (#22) Auburn Tigers team heads into the weekend for their first conference series of the season. Unblemished at home, in-state rival and the fourth ranked Alabama looks to hand Auburn their first loss at Jane B. Moore Field in 2021. Riding an 11-game winning streak, the Tigers have been led by dominate Freshman pitching performances and clutch hitting. Friday does not mark the end of non-conference play but does the beginning of SEC competition.
After a 93-day rest period, the Auburn Women’s Soccer team will resume their 2020-’21 season at home tomorrow at 5pm. With an eight-game schedule in place, the NCAA has decided to continue with the 64-team tournament to be held in April in Cary, NC.
Coming into tonight’s matchup, Auburn had only one win in the past 11 meetings with the Commodores in the Music City. Despite a low scoring very sloppy first half, the visiting Tigers found a new gear in the second lead by Sharife Cooper with 18 of Auburn’s 50 points. It was a very physical night at the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, but the Tigers held on 73-67 in a high scoring second half.
After being outscored 26-6 in the first quarter, the Auburn Women's basketball team struggled to complete the comeback against #2 South Carolina at home. In their past ten matchups, the Gamecocks have had Auburn's number every time making tonight their 11th consecutive victory against the home team. Despite being lead by Redshirt Sophomore Honesty Scott-Grayson shooting 6/14 from the field totaling 15 points, the Tigers now drop to 5-12 on the season losing 77-58.
After months of speculation, Auburn Club Hockey has delayed the 2021 season indefinitely in response to University policy. The news broke Sunday afternoon on the team’s social media pages after the Fall season was also postponed back in October.
Auburn falls to 5-4 on the season and travel to Mississippi State next week for their final game of the season. Texas A&M moves to 7-1 with hopes of a CFP berth if they can finish their 2020 campaign without a loss in the following couple weeks.
Auburn Volleyball (0-7) drops in straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-19) to Tennessee (3-4) Wednesday night at the Auburn Arena. Head Coach Brent Crouch is still looking for the first win of his Auburn career since the departure of Rick Nold a year ago, who finished 1-17 in conference play. The Tigers struggled again giving away points at the net and service line totaling 11 on the night.
In the series history, Auburn leads the Crimson Tide 18-8-2 overall and 9-2-1 in games played at the Auburn Soccer Complex. Last season, the visiting Tide got the last laugh at the conference tournament defeating the Tigers 2-1 in OT. In Iron Cup matches which exclude post season play, Auburn has maintained possession of the trophy since 2012 seeing eight consecutive victories.
The defending National Champs came to town with expectations of a high scoring nail bitter between two recovering defenses. The result was a lopsided Auburn blowout that saw eight touchdowns in a 48-11 win. The Auburn Tigers are back and trending on the national stage finding all parts of their game in their fourth win of the season.