Auburn soccer set a program record with its tenth consecutive victory dating back to the 2021 spring season with a 3-nil victory over UT-Chattanooga. The win gave the Tigers a 5-0 record to begin the 2021 season.
It was a defensive slugfest between Auburn and LSU for Auburn’s first SEC game of the 2021 spring season. Auburn and LSU drew 0-0 after 110 minutes of soccer.
Auburn’s 2020-21 season got underway in Fort Myers, Florida against Saint Joseph’s and preseason No. 1 Gonzaga. Freshman Justin Powell was a bright spot as the Tigers split the two games with an overtime win against Saint Joseph’s and a 23-point loss to the No. 1 Bulldogs.
Auburn put up 12 shots against Alabama in a 1-0 loss, while the Crimson Tide only put up seven shots and two on target, but that was enough as Alabama was able to find the back of the net early and hold on.
A marching band and cheerleaders in the stands, a virtual eagle flight and about 70,000 missing Auburn fans. It was far from a normal gameday in Auburn on Saturday, but it was one of the best sports atmospheres during this pandemic.
Auburn fell to Alabama by 19 points on Wednesday and followed that up with a 22-point loss to Florida. Auburn’s offense came up well short of its season averages with 64-point and 47-point performances.
Auburn will enter a new decade with a 12-0 record after an 86-59 victory over the Lipscomb Bisons. Danjel Purifoy and Jamal Johnson showed out for the Tigers by leading the team in scoring with 17 and 14 points while Austin Wiley recorded his second consecutive double-double.
Auburn took down Jacksonville State 62-53 in the Tigers final game before SEC play begins. Unique Thompson and Daisa Alexander were the stars for Auburn with Thompson recording another double-double and Alexander achieving a career milestone.
Auburn defeated Lehigh 74-51 after a sluggish first half. The brightest spot for the Tigers early and often was senior Austin Wiley who was dominant on the boards and led Auburn to the convincing win.