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Auburn 5, Kennesaw State 0 (exhibition)Records:
Auburn (0-0-0), Kennesaw State (0-0-0)Key Players: Brittney Reed
(4 shots, 2 on goal), Catherine McDuff
(6 saves), Ashley Zambetti
(4 saves) KENNESAW, Ga. –
The Kennesaw State soccer team opened exhibition play against Southeastern Conference foe Auburn, falling to the Tigers, 5-0, on Thursday (Aug. 13) night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Auburn got on the board in the 17th minute after a foul was called in the Owls' box and the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick, which Brooke Ramsier converted for the game's first score.
Back-to-back goals at the end of the first half pushed the Tiger advantage to 3-0 heading into intermission, before a pair of second half scores gave Auburn a 4-0 victory in the teams' first exhibition action.
The Owls will next be in action for a KSU Soccer Exhibition on Sunday (Aug. 16) at 4 p.m. ET in conjunction with the first Kennesaw State Fall Festival. Quotables
"As I said to the players after the game, I was pleased with the game. We knew it would be a big challenge to play against a team like that; that is why you have that game on the schedule. It was a great introduction to our freshman players. Overall, I was pleased. The work rate was good. We got everyone who was healthy into the game. Lots learned, lots of work to be done, but pleased with the group."- Kennesaw State Head Coach Rob King Notes
- KSU totaled six shots against the Tigers, with four coming on frame.
- Redshirt-junior Brittney Reed
led the Owls with four shots, including two on goal.
- Junior Catherine McDuff
and sophomore Ashley Zambetti
split time in goal, with McDuff posting six saves and Zambetti registering four.
- Seven Owls made their first appearances for KSU against Auburn, including Zambetti, Rachel Ross
, Kim Fincher
, Andrea Lopez
, Carly Pressgrove
, Jackie Gray
and Megan Tymchuk
- Tonight's exhibition, which was sponsored by Metro Atlanta EMS, had an attendance of 657 fans.
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. Fifth Third Bank is the Official Bank of Kennesaw State Athletics. Fifth Third Bank Stadium is the home of women's soccer, women's lacrosse and football, which will play its inaugural season in 2015.
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