No. 22 Tigers return home to host LSU

AUBURN, Ala. – No. 22 Auburn (9-3-0, 3-2-0 SEC) returns to the Plains for the first time in two weeks to host LSU (8-4-0, 1-4-0 SEC) Sunday at 2 p.m. CT.

The game will be available for streaming on SEC Network+ and will also be broadcast on WEGL 91.1.

Admission to all Auburn soccer home contests is free.

 
Auburn is coming off a 1-0 win at Mississippi State Thursday, marking the team’s first road shutout of the season and third shutout in five SEC contests.
 
The team’s nine wins through 12 games are tied for the second most in program history.
 
The Tigers are 6-1-0 at home this season with the lone loss coming to No. 1 Florida State.
 
Auburn has outscored opponents 21-4 at the Auburn Soccer Complex.
 
The Tigers rank in the top five in the SEC in goals (29), assists (34) and points (92), already surpassing the offensive output in 18 games a season ago.
 
Auburn has turned in a shutout at home in four of the last five contests.
 
Sunday will mark fifth-year defender Alyssa Malonson’s 90th consecutive start, putting her in a tie for second in program history in game started and consecutive starts.
 
Sophomore midfielder Anna Haddock leads the team with 21 points on eight goals and five assists, ranking tied for third in the SEC in goals and tied for fourth in points.
 
The Tigers have earned a result in 12 straight contests against LSU dating back to 2011 and are 9-0-3 against the SEC West foe during the span.
 
Four of the last five meetings between the two teams have gone to overtime, including three double overtime contests
 
Auburn hasn’t surrendered a goal in the series in five games since 2016, a span of 503:03.
 
Sunday’s contest marks the teams fifth game in six league matchups against an opponent that is either ranked or receiving votes.
 

Junior forward Sydney Richards scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute of the Tigers’ 1-0 win at Mississippi State Thursday.
 
The Plano, Texas, native rose up and flicked a header past an unassuming Bulldog goalkeeper, marking her fourth goal and second game winner of the season.
 
Richards has now found the back of the net in two of the last three contests. 
 

 
LSU started the season with eight straight wins but enters the weekend with a 8-4-0 overall record and 1-4-0 mark in SEC play.
 
The Tigers rank fourth in the SEC with 30 goals but have found the back of the net just two times in the last four contests.
 
LSU is led in scoring by redshirt-senior forward Tinaya Alexander, who has totaled 17 points on seven goals and three assists.
 
Junior goalkeeper Mollee Swift has started all 12 games in goal and has surrendered 12 goals while making 42 saves on the season.
 

 
The Tigers stay at home to host Florida (3-7-3, 2-2-1 SEC) next Sunday, Oct. 17 at 12 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
 

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