Sept. 3, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn's Katy Frierson scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to give the Tigers a 3-2 victory over No. 5 Florida State at the Auburn Soccer Complex. Auburn scored the final two goals of the game - to tie the contest at 2-2 in the 87th minute and to win it in the 107th minute - in handing the Seminoles their first of the season.
Florida State (3-1-0) struck first during the 28th minute as sophomore defender Ines Jaurena scored on a penalty kick to put the Seminoles up 1-0. Florida State would hold the lead for 45 scoreless minutes until Auburn's Lydia Townsend scored a goal during the 73rd minute that would open the floodgates for the final 17 minutes of regulation.
Auburn's (3-1-0) first goal came on a breakaway that chipped off freshman keeper Kelsey Wys; it marked the first goal she had allowed in her short four game career. The goal was the first allowed by the Seminoles this year snapping the consecutive scoreless streak at 343 minutes, just six minutes short of the mark of 349 minutes of scoreless action that began the 2009 season.
Florida State would answer ten minutes later as Janice Cayman scored on a header from six yards out on an assist by Tori Huster. The goal was Cayman's third on the season. The lead would be short lived as Auburn would once again answer with a Jessica Rightmer goal from just inside the 18, pushing the contest into overtime. Frierson then scored the game winner with less than three minutes remaining in the extra time.
The loss snapped an eight game Florida State's winning streak against the Tigers. Florida State out shot Auburn 15-7 during regulation, but six saves by Auburn goalkeeper Amy Howard neutralized the Seminoles' attack. Florida State also had a decisive edge in corners with a 9-1 advantage in regulation.
The Seminoles have outscored their opposition 11-3 through their first four games. Thirteen different Seminoles have registered at least one point through the first four games of the season with seven different Seminoles scoring at least one goal. Florida State's stingy defense had shutout its first three opponents of the season, but with Auburn's three goals they fell one shutout win short of tying the school record for consecutive shutout victories at four straight, which occurred twice before during the 2005 and 2008 seasons.
The Seminoles will remain on the road this weekend to face the Mercer Bears on Sunday, September 5 at 1:00 p.m.