The LSU soccer team host South Carolina at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Tigers’ home finale.

The Tigers (11-5-1, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) and Gamecocks (12-5, 6-2) enter the game in a four-way tie for first in the SEC with Florida and Georgia. Each team has 18 points in SEC play.

Auburn and Tennessee are three points behind in a tie for fifth at 5-3 with 15 points.

Admission is free compliments of The Advocate.

Also Thursday, five LSU seniors — Taryne Boudreau, Allysha Chapman, Mo Isom, Natalie Martineau and Kellie Murphy — will be honored before kickoff.


TIGERS NOTCH THREE MORE FALL WINS: The LSU softball team collected three fall wins over the weekend at Tiger Park.

The Tigers defeated Chipola Community College 7-5, Nicholls State 9-0 and McNeese State 3-0 as part of the LSU Collegiate Fall Classic.

LSU wraps up its fall season with two games this week: against LSU-Eunice on Wednesday and against Louisiana-Monroe on Friday. Admission is free.


KENDALL EARNS INDIVIDUAL GOLD AT PAN AM GAMES: In Guadalajara, Mexico, LSU junior swimmer Amanda Kendall earned her first individual gold medal at the Pan American Games, posting the United States’ seventh-fastest 100-meter freestyle time in 2011: 54.75 seconds, a personal record.

Earlier in Wednesday’s preliminaries, Kendall posted a then-PR 54.82 to earn the top seed heading into the final.

Men’s tennis

TIGERS TO COMPETE AT ITA REGIONAL: Ten members of the LSU men’s tennis team will travel to Auburn, Ala., to compete in the USTA/ITA Southern Regional tournament Thursday-Monday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

Seniors Mark Bowtell, Tom Knights, David Roberts and Neal Skupski; juniors Roger Anderson, Olivier Borsos and Stefan Szacinski; sophomores James Turbervill and Matt Zachary; and freshman Chris Simpson will represent the Tigers at the event, which includes 84 players from 13 schools.

The Southern Region encompasses Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Also in the event are Alabama, Auburn, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Nicholls State, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, Tulane and UAB.

The main draw for both singles and doubles will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday.