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AUBURN, Ala. - Despite the postgame fireworks, the back line stole the show for the 20th-ranked Auburn soccer team in a 1-0 victory against Missouri on Friday night at the Auburn Soccer Complex.The Tigers (8-4-0, 4-1-0 SEC) have gotten off to their best start in conference play since 2007 by taking 12 points through five matches against league foes.Karli Gutsche scored the lone goal in Auburns fifth shutout of the season from a corner that was sent in by Brooke Ramsier. Casie Ramsier and Taylor Troutman each paced the team with three shots on the night.Im really pleased with how we played, said head coach Karen Hoppa. I thought we fought hard all game and didnt think our soccer was great in the first half, but in the second half we played some really good, quality soccer. We obviously got a great goal off a corner, had some chances besides that and then the girls did a great job of closing out the game against a really quality Missouri team.Sarah Le Beau went the distance between the posts and made four saves. The defense of Kiana Clarke, Samantha Solaru, Gutsche and Troutman held a Missouri (8-4-0, 3-2-0) offensive unit that racked up seven goals in its previous three matches scoreless for just the third time all season.We made mistakes, but as long as we had each others back, we were fine, stated Clarke.Both teams were held without a goal in the opening 45 minutes of play. Missouri held a shot advantage of 7-5 and had taken three corners, but Auburns defense was able to hold strong and keep the road team off the scoresheet.In the second half, the orange and blue Tigers worked their way down the field and earned a corner in the 64th minute. Brooke Ramsier then sent a ball into the box and found Gutsche who buried it into the back of the net for her first career goal.It was a great build-up to get us down [in the attacking third], said Gutsche. Brooke [Ramsier] hit a great ball in from the corner and I just saw the ball and went for it. When it finally hit the back of the net, I was so excited.Missouri made one final push in the final 10 minutes of play, but the score remained unchanged and sent Auburn to its third consecutive victory.I thought our [defensive] backs were outstanding, said Hoppa. Sarah [Le Beau] did a great job cleaning up everything behind them and it was led by a tremendous performance by our center backs. Karli Gutsche and Kiana Clarke were outstanding all game.Auburn returns to the road for its next match when it travels to Lexington, Ky. for a conference duel with Kentucky. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.Colorado Avalanche Store . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. 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With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position.Head coach Trevor Bayliss admitted England are no closer to knowing their first-choice spin combination in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Bangladesh.Moeen Ali emerged from the series as the leading slow bowler with 11 wickets at 22.90 apiece but he, like Adil Rashid (seven at 29.85), Gareth Batty (four at 29.00) and Zafar Ansari (two at 56.00), conceded runs at over three-an-over.In contrast man-of-the-series Mehedi Hasan Miraz (19 at 15.63), Shakib Al Hasan (12 at 18.41) and Taijul Islam (seven at 22.85) all built pressure for Bangladesh by bowling with greater economy - helping to amass 49 maidens collectively in the series in comparison to 21 by their four England counterparts. Watch highlights of day three Asked if he is clear who his three best spinners are, Bayliss told Sky Sports: No. Its a close one and it will probably get down to the opposition batters - who were playing against, the left and right combinations.Most of all it will be down to who Cooky feels comfortable with. Im, sure well sit down over the next few days and have a long chat about it.England opted to rest Stuart Broad for the Test in Dhaka, which Bangladesh won by 108 runs to level the series, despite the injury-enforced absence of senior bowler James Anderson, who continues to recover from a shoulder injury. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Bayliss confirmed that Anderson will spend the next week undergoing further tests at Loughborough, after which a decision will be made on when the seamer will join the tour of India but added that at this stage he hasnt ruled out playing a more seam-based attack in the first Test at Rajkot on November 9.We could do - thats what England have done in the past and on the subcontinent thats worked, he said.But even from a seam point of view we need to bowl good line and length and in the way its the seam bowlers that are holding up one end and putting scoreboard pressure on.In this Test we were probably a little wayward as well and let the pressure off and let them get away. Alastair Cook has insisted he has faith in his spinners England had won all of their previous nine matches against Bangladesh but folded from 100-0 to 164 all out to lose in spectacular fashion.ddddddddddddBayliss said his sides frailty against spin was just one area his team needs to improve on.Its one thing to say we lost 10 wickets in that final session, but throughout the three days there were a number of areas that could have been better, he said.We missed a number of chances this morning and we gave too many free four-balls in our bowling in general; thats where the Bangladesh spinners especially were good - they bowled a good consistent line and length and made it difficult for our batters to get away.Weve got some young, inexperienced bowlers in the team and even Moeen is probably a batter who bowls a little bit and hes still learning the craft. Weve got some improvements to do and were not going to hide behind that. We hear from Alastair Cook, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan The demands of playing seven Tests in eight weeks mean England currently have no scheduled warm-up matches before the opening skirmish with India and Bayliss said that situation is unlikely to change despite the early finish in Dhaka.Seven Test matches in eight weeks probably isnt a great programme but were looking forward to India; its obviously going to be a great challenge.We are going to have to dig deep - theres no two ways about it but weve seen these guys before. Weve lost Test matches against South Africa and Australia before and come back and won the next one so Ill look forward to an improved showing in the next Test.Watch England take on India in the first Test, live on Sky Sports 2 on Wednesday November 9.Also See:Bangladesh claim historic winScorecardCommentaryCricket videos ' ' '