After kickoff of Sunday’s home finale was delayed because of heavy rains, sophomore striker Jorian Baucom canceled out a third-minute opener from the visitors with her team-best 13th goal of the season in the 25th minute as the LSU soccer team battled 17th-ranked South Carolina to a 1-1 draw.

Game officials elected to move the match to LSU’s practice field adjacent to the LSU Soccer Stadium when it was deemed that the game field was unplayable because of flooding throughout the surface.

The match was called for full time after 90 minutes and before extra time because of the deterioration of the playing surface on the practice field.

LSU is 10-4-4, 4-4-2 Southeastern Conference. The Gamecocks are 11-4-2, 5-3-2.

Raina Johnson gave South Carolina a 1-0 advantage three minutes from the opening kick when she pounced on a loose ball and buried the rebound from 6 yards when LSU goalkeeper Catalina Rubiano was unable to maintain possession in the driving rain following a cross into the box from the right side.

Baucom scored the equalizer, finishing a breakaway after taking a pass from Gabriela Maldonado.

LSU visits Kentucky at 5:30 p.m. Thursday night to wrap up the regular season.


LSU outlasts Auburn: After a five-set match in the first meeting just earlier this month, the LSU and Auburn volleyball teams battled the distance again with LSU pulling out the win 25-22, 19-25, 29-27, 31-33, 15-11.

LSU (9-11, 5-4 SEC ) had with 66 kills and 99 digs, while Auburn (12-8, 4-4) had 75 kills and 109 digs. But the match was decided in the end by Auburn’s 30 attack errors and 20 service errors.

Cati Leak had 17 kills and 17 digs for LSU. Mimi Eugene added 16 kills and 14 digs, and Gina Tillis had 19 kills.

Lindsay Flory had 28 assists, and Cheyenne Wood had 26 with nine digs.

Returning to the libero position, Haley Smith finished with 39 digs.


Dreher tied for 19th in Alamo invitationaL: In San Antonio, Nadine Dreher shot a 2-over-par 74 Sunday to share 19th place after the first round of the Alamo Invitational. Kathleen Gallagher was two strokes back, tied for 30th.

As a team, the Tigers are tied for 14th at 19-over 307.

The Texas State duo of Lora Assad and Millie Saroha share the individual lead at 3-under 69. Florida tops the team standings at 5-over 293, one stroke ahead of Arkansas.


Tickets on sale: Tickets for eight of the LSU basketball team’s nonconference games as well as miniplans and group sales begin at 8 a.m. Monday at the LSU ticket office and online at

All nonconference games, with the exception of the Jan. 30 Oklahoma game, are available for single-game purchase.

The Pick 3 Plan includes one ticket to three home games (with the exception of the Kentucky and Oklahoma games) for $39.

The Kentucky and Oklahoma games are available in the Pick 5 Plan, which includes one ticket to five home games starting at $60; all games are $12 except Kentucky ($28) and Oklahoma ($24).

Group tickets for groups of 10 or more be on sale for all games except the Kentucky and Oklahoma games. Single-game tickets for those games will be available Nov. 30.

Season tickets are available starting at $100.