Ole Miss Soccer Upsets #25 Auburn On The Road

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Taylor Cunningham
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Sept. 26, 2010

Final Stats

AUBURN, Ala. - Ole Miss recorded its first SEC win of the year and it's first win over a top-25 team this season and a 2-1 win at #25 Auburn Sunday night in rainy and wet conditions. 

With the win, Ole Miss improved to 5-5-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC while #25 Auburn fell to 7-3-1, 1-1 in the SEC.  Prior to tonight, Ole Miss' last win over a top-25 team was a 1-0 win over #16 Georgia on October 10, 2009. 

Taylor Cunningham got the Rebels on the board in the 22nd minute with a free kick.  After an Auburn foul by Katy Frierson, the Rebels were awarded a free kick from the left side about 35 yards out.  Cunningham's kick went over the Tigers' wall, hit off the cross bar and the keeper before crossing the goal line. 

Auburn tied the game in the 69th minute as Ashley Marks beat Ole Miss keeper Sarah Story with a close-range shot on the right side. 

Dylan Jordan scored the go-ahead goal and the game winner in the 81st minute for her team-leading fourth game-winning goal of the year.  Off Cunningham's corner kick, Mandy McCalla headed the ball back to the near post where Jordan headed in her team-leading seventh goal of the season.

"I'm really proud of this team to come out in such a tough environment against a really good team and get a result.  It's really a credit to our players," head coach Matt Mott said.  "It's hard to play in these type of weather conditions and keep the ball but the girls did very well to score on two set pieces.  We challenged the team yesterday to come out and compete and they did just that."

Ole Miss controlled play in the first half, taking seven shots while holding Auburn to just two first-half shots.

In the 15th minute Abbie Curran sent a low-driven ball into the box which skipped on the wet field and was bobbled by the Tigers' keeper Amy Howard and out of bounds for an Ole Miss corner kick. 

Three minutes later Erin Emerson hit a shot from the right side that forced Howard to make a diving save but again Howard wasn't able to cleanly make a save but the Auburn defense cleared the attempt. 

In the 62nd minute, Jordan won a ball in the midfield and played it to a wide-open Cunningham on the right. Cunningham's cross went into the box but was headed high by McCalla. 

Cunningham had another chance in the 77th minute with another free kick from 22 yards out but her attempt was deflected out for a corner kick.

Auburn outshot Ole Miss 13-10 in the match while Cunningham led Ole Miss with three shots. Story made six saves in goal for the Rebels. 

Ole Miss will play two more games on the road next weekend with a game at #23 South Carolina on Friday at 6 p.m. CT followed by a game at #7 Florida on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CT.  The South Carolina game will be televised on a four-hour tape delay by Fox Soccer Channel. 

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