LAKE CHARLES — Four Tigers finished inside the top 15 to lead the LSU men’s cross country team to their third straight second-place finish at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede on Saturday.
The Tigers were led by senior Cullen Doody, who finished sixth in 19 minutes 40 seconds over four miles at the Enos Derbonne sports complex.
Senior Richard Chautin was the next Tiger across the line with an eighth-place finish in 19:48.41. For the women, junior Leigh-Ann Naccari set a personal record for a 5,000-meter course, finishing in 17:48.00 leading LSU to third place in the team competition. Naccari finished third as four Lady Tigers were among the first 20 runners across the finish line.
At Lake Charles
MEN’S 4 MILE TEAM RESULTS: 1, McNeese State 27; 2, LSU 33; 3, Tulane 71; 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 122; 5, Nicholls State 145; 6, Southeastern Louisiana 149; 7, Southern 203; 8, Southern-N.O. 225.
MEN’S INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: 1, David Rooney, unattached 18:28.00; 2, Jarrett LeBlanc, unattached, 19:05.00; 3, Alex Bruce-Littlewood, McNeese State, 19:20.00 1; 4, Humberto Gonzales, unattached, 19:35.00; 5, Johnathan Koenck, unattached, 19:38.00; 6, Cullen Doody, LSU 19:40.00; 7, Alex Evans, McNeese State, 19:41.00; 8, Richard Chautin, 19:48.41; 9, Alex Kiptoo, McNeese State, 19:48.94; 10, LewiManirumva, McNeese State, 20:07.00.
LSU MEN’S INDIVIDUALS: 6. Cullen Doody 19:40.00; 8. Richard Chautin 19:48.41; 12. Roger Cooke 20:13.00; 14. William Wiesler 20:36.00; 16. Alden Heaphy 20:47.00; 21. Bryan Mutell 20:57.00; 26. Daniel Nally 21:15.00; 32. Bradley Robeson 21:35.00; 36. Phillip Dempsey 22:00.00
WOMEN’S 5K Team Results: 1, Nicholls State 51; 2, McNeese State 53; 3, LSU 68; 4, Tulane 69; 5, Southeastern Louisiana 104; 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 170; 7, Southern-N.O. 209; 8, Southern 233.
Women’s Individual Leaders: 1, Laura Carleton, unattached, 16:50.00; 2, Fionnuala Ross, McNeese State, 17:03.00 3, Amy Talbot, McNeese State, 17:31.00; 4, Leigh-Ann Naccari, LSU, 17:48.00; 5, Jessica Mcleod, Nicholls State, 17:52.00; 6, Tessni Carruthers, Tessni, Nicholls State, 18:01.00; 7, Paige Callahan, Tulane, 18:03.00; 8, Emily Charlesworth, Nicholls State, 18:12.00; 9, Ingvild Vedde, Nicholls State, 18:16.00; 10, Katherine Crabtree, Tulane, 18:21.00.
LSU WOMEN’S INDIVIDUALS: 4. Leigh-Ann Naccari 17:48.00; 11. Brea Goodman 18:27.00; 14. Laura Aleman 18:39.00; 19. Dakota Goodman 18:53.00; 25. Andria Aguilar 19:09.00; 36. Christine Derbins 19:59.00; 48. Michelle Mobley 21:22.00; 53. Lindsay Roe 21:55.00; 55. Ericka Wilk 22:05.00
THREE TIGERS REACH SINGLES FLIGHT FINALS: In Houston, LSU’s Roger Anderson, Chris Simpson and James Turbervill all three advanced to their singles flight final Saturday at the Rice Invitational tennis tournament at Jake Hess Stadium.
In Flight C singles, Anderson beat Arkansas’ Victor Hoang 1-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Anderson will face Turbervill who beat Arkansas’ Jovan Parlic 6-4, 6-2.
In Flight B, Simpson won the first set 6-4 before Rice’s Michael Nusslein went down with an injury.
In doubles, the Tigers won three of their four matches.
Rice Fall Invitational
Jake Hess Tennis Stadium, Houston
Peter Frank (Rice) def. Stefan Szacinski (LSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Mark Bowtell (LSU) def. Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane) 6-3, 6-0
Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Michael Nusslein (Rice) 6-4, 3-0 (inj def)
Tom Knights (LSU) def. Manfred Jeske (Arkansas) 6-4, 7-6
Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Victor Hoang (Arkansas) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
James Turbervill (LSU) def. Jovan Parlic (Arkansas) 6-4, 6-2
Jonathan Chang (Rice) def. Matt Zachary (LSU) 6-2, 6-2
Hall Fess (Arkansas) def. David Roberts (LSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Stefan Szacinski/Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Isamu Tachibana/Andy Wang (Rice) 8-2
Mark Bowtell/Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Shaye Wali/Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane) 8-5
James Turbervill/Matt Zachary (LSU) def. Ethan Frenkel/Adam Bernstein (Tulane) 8-2
Matt Walters/Hall Fess (UA) def. Tom Knights/David Roberts (LSU) 8-5
Lady Tigers Win Singles Matches at SFA: In Nacogdoches, Texas, LSU women’s tennis players Hayley Everett and Paige Bahnsen each scored singles victories on day two of the Stephen F. Austin Fall Invitational.
Everett defeated Gabbi Fernandez of TCU in straight sets, and Bahnsen won a hard fought third set 10-8.
Stephen F. Austin Fall Invitational
B Doubles second round
Ten Dolle/Urvoy (La. Tech) def. Everett/Bahnsen (LSU) 8-0
D Singles consolation
Hayley Everett (LSU) def. Gabbi Fernandez (TCU) 6-2, 6-0.
Round robin singles
Paige Bahnsen (LSU) def. Molly Welsh (TCU) 2-6, 6-1, 10-8.
B Doubles consolation
Everett/Bahnsen (LSU) def. Gamo/Sardak (NSU) 8-5.
ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying
Singles first round
Zara Harutyunyan (Akron) def. Olivia Howlett (LSU) 6-2, 6-4.
Jordaan Sanford (Baylor) def. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.
TIGERS HOST KENTUCKY: The LSU volleyball team wraps up a three-match homestand at 1:30 p.m. Sunday against Kentucky in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Fans can Geaux Free compliments of The Advocate.
Kentucky (13-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) has six players with more than 100 kills, led by Ashley Frazier with 2.91 kills per set. Stephanie Klefot leads the SEC in digs with 4.73 scoops per set, and Gretchen Giesler has 48 blocks.
The Tigers (10-4, 3-1) are coming off a 3-1 loss to No. 23 Tennessee on Friday.
“We have to bounce back against a very talented Kentucky group,” LSU coach Fran Flory said.
Desiree Elliott averages 3.47 kills per set, and Madie Jones averages 3.42 to lead the LSU offense. Malorie Pardo is second in the SEC with out 11.66 assists per set. Michele Williams 28 of her 57 blocks during her past five matches. Her 1.24 blocks per set average are second in the SEC.
Defensively, Lauren Waclawczyk is coming off a season-best 18-dig effort against Tennessee. She has 1,123 career digs and enters Sunday’s match 47 away from Detra Brown (1983-86) for the No. 8 position on the program’s all-time list.
TIGERS WRAP UP HOMESTAND AGAINST GEORGIA: LSU’s soccer team (8-3-1, 3-0 SEC) will wrap up its eight-game homestand at 1 p.m. Sunday against Georgia at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
Fans can Geaux Free, compliments of The Advocate.
Georgia (8-3, 2-1) is led by sophomore midfielderAlexa Newfield, who paces the SEC in scoring with nine goals and 22 points in 11 matches.
Senior midfielder Taryne Boudreau leads LSU with seven goals and 17 points.