The LSU soccer team continues its five-game road swing to start the season with a trip to Lafayette to battle Louisiana-Lafayette at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ragin’ Cajuns Soccer Stadium.
The Tigers (0-1) are looking to rebound from a 3-1 road loss to Memphis on Friday night.
The Ragin’ Cajuns (1-0) are flying high after a 1-0 shutout of Northwestern State via a golden goal in overtime on Friday.
“One of the mantras in our program is ‘deserve to win.’ We certainly earned the result we deserved in our opener with Memphis last night (Friday),” said LSU coach Brian Lee. “We’re excited with the opportunity to get right back on the field and compete tomorrow (Sunday) as we work to improve as a team.”
LSU owns an 8-0 record against the Ragin’ Cajuns on the soccer pitch.
Freshman striker Alex Cook provided the highlight of LSU’s match Friday night with her first career goal in the 83rd minute. The freshman from Petal, Miss., led the Tigers offense throughout the match.
Sophomore striker Addie Eggleston also picked up where she left off in 2010 by assisting on Cook’s goal. Eggleston set the LSU freshman record for a single season with eight assists.
TEACHMAN FINISHES 22ND IN WORLD UNIVERISTY GAMES: In Shenzhen, China, Tessa Teachman struggled on the first nine holes and had to settle for a five-over 77 and a 22nd place finish in the World University Games on Saturday at the Mission Hills Golf Club.
Teachman posted two-double bogeys on a 5-over front nine, but came back and posted an even par 36 on the back nine to finish the 72 holes at 14-over 302 in a group tied for 22nd place. Teachman had rounds of 76-73-76-77 for the four-day competition.
Tzuchi Lin of Chinese Taipei won the competition with an 8-under 280 (71-69-70-70).
The USA team players in the three play, count two moved up to medal position, taking the bronze medal after Carolina Powers and Brooke Beeler combined for the best round of the week, a 3-under 141. The Americans finished at 5-over 581 (148-147-145-141), one shot behind second place China at 4-over 580.
Chinese Taipei was an easy winner of the Gold with an 18-over par score of 558 (139-139-142-138).