Soccer Roundup: Auburn Splits Weekend Road Trip
Senior Casie Ramsier (Photo: Auburn Athletics)
This weekend was huge for Auburn Soccer, especially if your last name is Ramsier. Seniors Casie and Brooke Ramsier were responsible for all three of Auburn's goals on the road trip, that finished with Auburn splitting their matches with LSU and Texas A&M. On Thursday, senior Casie Ramsier was the star in the 2-1 win over LSU in Baton Rouge, as she notched both goals for the Tigers. The first goal came at the 36th-minute when Ramsier netted a goal from 14 yards out. The Tigers got an extended halftime, as lightning in the area delayed the game for 81 minutes. After the delay, both teams came out firing. LSU’s Summer Cross tied the game in the 79th-minute with assists from Jorian Baucom and Ellie Webber. The match appeared to be heading to overtime. However, Ramsier had other plans. She took the pass from Bri Folds and sent it through with only 53 seconds remaining on the clock, and the Tigers would hold on for their seventh consecutive win. “They played hard and did everything (the coaching staff) asked of them.” Coach Karen Hoppa said of the game with LSU. “They dealt with adversity on the road and giving up a goal, but what a performance by Casie Ramsier. It was just unbelievable from our senior and I’m really proud of this team.” Auburn entered Sunday’s match with Texas A&M one of only four teams in the county who were unbeaten on the road and looking to wrap up their road schedule by picking up their eighth win in a row. Despite a strong showing, Auburn fell to Texas A&M, 2-1. Auburn took 12 shots in the match, but it was senior Brooke Ramsier that scored the Tigers lone goal. One minute after the Aggies scored their first goal, Ramsier netted a free kick from 20 yards out to tie the match in the 54th-minute. Texas A&M’s Haley Pounds scored the final goal in the 83rd-minute on a penalty kick. Auburn is now 8-2 in SEC play and 12-5 overall. They remain in sole possession of second place in the conference, South Carolina clinched the SEC regular season title on Sunday. Auburn will play their final match of the regular season on Thursday when they welcome in Tennessee to the Auburn Soccer Complex. Game time is set for 7:00 P.M.