Getting goals in each half from junior Natalie Ieyoub in the 34th minute and sophomore Addie Eggleston in the 62nd minute, the LSU soccer team dominated 10th-ranked Tennessee in a 2-0 shutout on a Friday night in front of 1,284 fans at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
The Tigers (8-3-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) have now won five matches in a row, extending their unbeaten streak to eight (7-0-1).
Senior goalkeeper Mo Isom made a save in the 60th minute to preserve the 1-0 lead as Tennessee striker Emily Dowd fired a strike from about 10 yards that forced Isom to dive to her right and redirect the ball just wide of the left post.
Late, Eggleston slotted the ball past UT goalie Julie Eckel from about eight yards out for her second goal of the year to push the Tigers' lead to 2-0 at the 61:10 mark of the second half.Isom came up with two saves on the night for her fourth shutout of the season.
The Tigers wrap up their eight-game homestand at 1 p.m. Sunday against Georgia.
LSU DROPS FOUR-SETTER TO NO. 23 TENNESSEE: In a battle between undefeated SEC Divisional leaders, No. 23 Tennessee emerged with a 3-1 decision (17-25, 25-23, 21-25, 14-25) over the LSU volleyball team Friday at the Maravich Center.
The Tigers (10-4, 3-1 SEC) had their four-match winning streak over Tennessee (12-2, 5-0 SEC).
Mary Pollmiller fueled three Tennessee hitters to double-digit kills en route to a match-best 50 assists to go along with 13 digs.
LSU countered with 11 kills apiece from Desiree Elliott and Madie Jones. The duo has reached double digit spikes in 10 and seven straight outings, respectively. Helen Boyle provided a balanced effort with nine kills, 14 digs and four blocks.
LSU STARTS OFF WITH SUCCESS: In Houston, The LSU men's tennis team started off strong Friday, winning six out of eight single matches, at the Rice Invitational.
Senior David Roberts, juniors Stefan Szacinski and Roger Anderson, sophomores James Turbervill and Matt Zachary and freshman Chris Simpson all racked up wins in singles play for the Tigers, defeating players from Arkansas, Tulane and Rice.
In doubles, Szacinski and Anderson paired to defeat Tulane's Cedric Rutsaert and Iain Sneddon, 8-2, while Bowtell and Simpson fell to the Arkansas tandem Greg Lehmann and Mike Ward 9-7 in a tough match. Turberville and Zachary, and Knights and Roberts represented the Tigers well in Flight B, but could not hold on.
The tournament continue Saturday.
LADY TIGERS BEGIN SFA FALL INVITATIONAL WITH DOUBLES WIN: In Nacogdoches, Texas, LSU women's tennis players Hayley Everett and Paige Bahnsen won in doubles over TCU's Gabbi Fernandez and Molly Welsch on Day 1 of the Stephen F. Austin Fall Invitational.
The victory came after both lost in their first singles match of the tournament.
Play resumes at the SFA Fall Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday with Everett and Bahnsen taking on Vivian ten Dolle and Melanie Urvoy of Louisiana Tech in the B Doubles second round.
In singles, Everett will face TCU's Fernandez and Bahnsen will play TCU's Molly Welsh.
Swimming and diving
WOMEN TOP TULANE: LSU opened the season by sweeping all 16 events against Tulane at the LSU Natatorium, winning 193-98.
Freshman diver Alex Bettridge was victorious in her two events, scoring a 318.00 in the one-meter competition and a 268.57 in the three-meter competition.
Junior Jana Ruimerman posted a career best time of 10:20.74 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, good for first.
Junior Sara Haley posted two first place finishes in the 200 butterfly (1:59.51) and the 500 free (4:59.00), as well as being a part of two first place relay teams.
Senior Samantha Goates swept the sprint freestyle competitions and cranked out a 50 free time of 23.87 and a 100 free time of 52.44.
GRAND REUNION WEEKEND SET: The Tigers celebrate their history with a reunion weekend around campus starting Friday.
Members of the men's gymnastics program, which competed from 1968-1984 in NCAA competition, will be honored during the LSU football game against Kentucky on Saturday, as well as participating in other activities this weekend.
BAT GIRL APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED: Applications for the 2012 LSU Bat Girls squad are being accepted now through Monday, October 31 at 3 p.m., when they must be submitted to the LSU Baseball office.
Applications may be downloaded at www.LSUsports.net or picked up in person at the LSU Baseball office, located in Alex Box Stadium on Gourrier Lane.