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Soccer Tigers Look to Make Auburn History In NCAA Tournament

The Auburn Tigers will play a familiar opponent on Sunday for a chance to advance in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament.

Casie Ramsier (above) is an All-SEC senior for the Tigers.

Gainesville, Fla.--Auburn will try to win a third straight game in the NCAA Women’s Tournament Soccer Tournament on Sunday and if they do the Tigers would earn their first-ever trip to the quarter-finals of the 64-team event.

To do that the Coach Karen Hoppa’s Tigers must defeat the regional No. 1 seed Florida Gators on their home field in a match that will start at 1 p.m. CST at Donald R. Disney Stadium

The Tigers, who are ranked No. 16 nationally, defeated No. 9 Florida 3-0 during the regular season in Gainesville. Auburn, which is 16-6, advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the tournament with a 4-1 victory over UConn on Friday. Prior to that the Tigers defeated South Alabama 4-0 last Saturday.

Florida, which is 16-4-1, advanced to the rematch with Auburn after defeating Wisconsin 3-2 in overtime on Friday night.

There is no TV coverage of Sunday’s match, but it can be watched live on-line at the SEC Network+.

Against UConn the Tigers advanced with goals from  Kristen Dodson, Bri Folds, Gianna Montini and Brooke Ramsier to rally for a victory after giving up a goal in the opening minute. Casie Ramsier was credited with three assists while Dodson added two.

In the process Dodson, a senior, set a single-season Auburn record for points in a season with 36, one beyond the record set by Tammy Waine in 2000.

Dodson scored twice vs. the Gators in the regular season while Courtney Schell added the third goal as the Tigers won for the first time vs. the Gators in Gainesville to cut UF’s lead in the series to 16-7-1.

The winner of Sunday’s match will face either USC or Utah.

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