Soccer team loses to Alabama in extra time

Striker Jorian Baucom scored from the spot in the 11th minute and midfielder Natalia Gomez-Junco found the back of the net in the 58th minute, but Theresa Diederich’s game-winning goal just three minutes into the first extra-time period gave the Crimson Tide a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at the LSU Soccer Stadium.

The Tigers (5-8-2, 1-4-1 SEC) dropped their second SEC match and saw their eight-game unbeaten streak in the series snapped by the Crimson Tide (8-4-2, 3-2-1).

Women’s golf team visits UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Just four days after completing one tournament, the LSU women’s golf team is back on the road beginning play Friday at the Ruth’s Chris Lady Tar Heel at the UNC Finley Golf Course.

LSU is ranked 13th in the present Golfweek/Sagarin performance rankings after two events.

Elise Bradley, a junior from Mandeville, is coming off a 1-under performance in the Schooner Fall Classic and Swedish senior Madelene Sagstrom posted a 3-over total for the 54 holes. LSU coach Karen Bahnsen liked how her team hit the ball but lamented the inability to get putts in.

Swimming, diving opens SEC at Florida

The LSU swimming and diving team opens its Southeastern Conference slate Friday at Florida.

The men’s and women’s three-meter dive will begin at 2 p.m. CT and swimming events will start at 3 p.m.

The Lady Tigers (1-0) are coming off a dominating win over Tulane in which they notched 14 of 16 wins.

On the men’s side, senior and captain Frank Greeff owns school records in the 200 fly, 800 freestyle relay and 400-medley relay. The South Africa native also earned his second All-America honor after finishing second in the ‘B’ final of the 200 fly at NCAAs.

Women’s tennis visits Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The LSU women’s tennis team will travel to the University of Alabama to compete in the ITA Southern Regional Championships beginning Friday at 8 a.m.

Newcomers Skylar Kuykendall, Amanda Atanasson and Madara Straume will join returning players Ella Taylor, Noel Scott, Joana Vale Costa, Skylar Holloway and Abigail Owens for both singles and doubles competition.