ALABAMA SOCCER FALLS TO AUBURN IN DOUBLE OVERTIME

Alabama soccer lost 3-2 in double overtime to Auburn on Sunday, making it the fifth conference game to extend past regulation this season.

In the first half, Auburn scored with a goal by Hailey Whitaker in the 31st minute. The Crimson Tide had ten shots and earned four corner kicks but trailed 1-0 at halftime.

In the 58th minute, freshman Carlee Giammona scored her third goal of the season assisted by junior Casey Wertz. Auburn responded in the 61st minute. Alabama tied the game with a goal from freshman Carly Wyatt.

Despite Alabama’s fight, Auburn’s Sydney Richards scored the game-winning goal.

“Possession at the end of the day doesn’t matter,” head coach Wes Hart said in a press release. “You’ve got to finish your chances. Credit to Auburn – they didn’t have many – but they put them on goal, which gave themselves a chance. We missed the target too many times, and we didn’t make a save or make a play, but they did.”

Alabama outshot Auburn 29-10 with 12 on frame. Wertz led the team with seven shots, followed by freshman Reyna Reyes with six and the Crimson Tide earned eleven corner kicks throughout the match.

Freshman goalkeeper AJ Crooks had four saves.

Alabama will host Vanderbilt in its regular-season finale on Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Alabama Soccer Stadium. Kick-off is slated for 7:30.

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