Amy Howard made 11 saves and Caitlin King scored her 11th career goal as Auburn played to a 1-1 draw with Dayton in Auburn's home-opener on Friday night.
In the 27th minute Auburn's King, who played sparingly last season due to a leg injury, netted her first goal since the 2007 season. King ran onto a through ball from Katy Frierson to the left side of the net, beating Dayton goalkeeper Katherine Boone.
Jerica DeWolfe evened the score for Dayton at 1-1 in the 58th minute when Mandi Back found the forward open on a breakaway for her first goal of the season.
"I am a little frustrated. We didn't play our best the whole game. Obviously Caitlin scored a great goal but we should have done more. We should have gotten some better chances and we should have scored," said Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa in a press release.