Trailing 1-0 at halftime, LSU seniors Taryne Boudreau and Allysha Chapman led an offensive explosion in the second half as the Tigers soccer team beat Southeastern Conference West rival Ole Miss 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Boudreau hit the equalizer in the 49th minute, and Chapman followed with her first career goal in the 54th minute for the 2-1 lead. Boudreau came back in the 86th minute with what proved to be the winner.

The Tigers are 7-3-1, 2-0 SEC. Ole Miss falls to 4-5-1, 0-2.

“I think we were surprised by the competitiveness of it in the first half. Sundays in the SEC are extremely difficult and can become more of a physical test that gives the advantage to the team that shows the effort early in the game,” LSU coach Brian Lee said. “To give up the goal with a second left was a little bit disappointing. I thought we could have been more composed at the end of the half.

“To turn it around in the second half and win it showed the level of character we have on this team. It was a championship effort from our kids in the second half. That was special to see us come out and get a lead so quickly. And we showed great character again after they scored to make it 2-2. It’s a great win.”


TIGERS WIN SEC HOME OPENER: Madie Jones had 19 kills on a .333 hitting percentage to lift the LSU volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Mississippi State 26-24, 25-18, 25-17 in the Tigers’ SEC home opener at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Jones also had four digs and three blocks for LSU (10-3, 3-0 SEC).

LSU’s middle blocker tandem of Desiree Elliott and Michele Williams combined for 20 kills, eight digs and four blocks. Helen Boyle had five kills and 11 digs.

“We’re really excited but feel very fortunate to be 3-0 in the SEC after we didn’t put forth our best effort today,” LSU coach Fran Flory said. “We persevered and our back court defense led us once again. We lost our rhythm offensively in the middle, but what a great match for Madie Jones. She and Nicole Willis did a really nice job of taking big swings and putting the ball on the floor when we needed it the most.”

Mississippi State (6-7) was limited to a .069 hitting percentage.

Women’s golf

LSU FINISHES 11TH: In Franklin, Tenn., the LSU women’s golf team finished 11th in the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.

LSU posted a 5-over round of 293 to finish at 32-over 896. Defending NCAA team champion UCLA won the even at 9-over 873. Alabama was second at 15-over 879, with Arizona State and Virginia at 20-over 884.

LSU freshman Madelene Sagstrom shot a 2-under 70, and sophomore Austin Ernst shot 1-under 71 in the final round. Sagstrom moved up 17 places to tie for 20th at 5-over 221 for the 54-hole event. Ernst moved up 21 spots to 30th at 8-over 224.

“We did not get off to a good start, but the girls battled like they always do and improved,” said LSU coach Karen Bahnsen. “We will go back to work to prepare for the next event.”

Tulane senior Samantha Troyanovich shot a 2-over 74 to finish at 5-over 221 in a tie for 22nd. The Green Wave combined for a 22-over 310 total for 16th place.

Mason Rudolph Fall Preview

At Franklin, Tenn.

FINAL TEAM RESULTS (288-864): 1. UCLA 296-283-294 – 873 +9; 2. Alabama 296-289-294 – 879 +15; 3. Arizona State 293-296-295 – 884 +20; 3. Virginia 304-286-294 – 884 +6; 5. North Carolina 298-290298 – 886 +22; 5. Texas A&M 303-293-290 – 886 +22; 7. Duke 304-286-297 – 887 +23; 8. Southern Cal 293-300-296 – 888 +24; 9. Vanderbilt 296-297-297 – 890 +26; 10. California 306-290-298 – 893 +29; 11. LSU 303-300-293 – 896 +32; 12. Georgia 310-294-298 – 902 +38; 13. Florida 303-296-306 – 905 +41; 14. Arkansas 304-306-299 – 909 +45; 15. Arizona 298-308-309 – 915 +51; 16. Tulane 309-300-310 – 919 +55; 17. Tennessee 303-308-313 – 924 +60; 18. Purdue 313-302-315 – 930 +66.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (72-216): 1. Lindy Duncan, Duke, 75-69-68 – 212 -4 (wins playoff); 1. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama, 72-68-74 – 212 -4; 3. Brittany Altomare, Virginia, 75-70-69 – 214 -2; 3. Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt, 72-71-71 – 214 -2; 5. Tiffany Lua, UCLA, 73-69-73 – 215 -1; 5. Brooke Pancake, Alabama, 74-71-70 – 215 -1.

LSU SCORES: T20. Madelene Sagstrom 75-76-70 – 221 +5; T30. Austin Ernst 78-75-71 – 224 +8; T33. Lindsay Gahm 76-72-77 – 225 +9; T43. Tessa Teachman 75-77-75 – 227 +11; T68. Katrina Hegge 77-77-79 – 233 +17.

TULANE SCORES: T22. Samantha Troyanovich 75-73-74 — 222 (+6); T66. Gemma Dryburgh 75-76-81 — 232 (+16); T73. Ashley McKenney 78-80-76 — 234 (+18); T73. Maribel Lopez Porras 81-74-79 — 234 (+18). 87. Meghan Chapman 84-77-83 — 244 (+28)


LSU CONDUCTS FIRST WORKOUT OF FALL PRACTICE: LSU began its six-week fall baseball practice session Sunday afternoon in Alex Box Stadium with a workout that included a three-inning scrimmage.

“It was a good workout, and I felt like we accomplished a lot on the first day,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said. “It didn’t really feel like an opening practice because the players have been working out individually over the past month. But today was our first day on the field as a full squad, and I was pleased with the intensity and competitiveness of our kids.”

Fall practice continues at 3 p.m. Monday in Alex Box Stadium. All scrimmages and workouts during the fall period, which concludes on November 4, are open to the public.

Mainieri said that sophomore right-hander Kurt McCune, freshman left-hander Cody Glenn, sophomore right-hander Michael Reed and freshman right-hander Aaron Nola were effective on the mound during Sunday’s scrimmage.

Hitting highlights included a solo homer by freshman catcher Evan Powell and a double by senior shortstop Austin Nola off of Aaron Nola, his younger brother.

Sophomore catcher Ty Ross and freshman outfielder Chris Sciambra provided RBI singles during the scrimmage.