Soccer Road Trip Concludes at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The LSU soccer team will face the Vanderbilt Commodores on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in a match that will be regionally-televised on SEC-TV (Fox Sports Net South, Ch. 38 in Baton Rouge) to wrap up the Tigers’ first conference weekend.
The Tigers (7-2-1, 0-1 SEC) will battle the Commodores (4-4-1, 0-2 SEC) at the Vanderbilt Soccer Field, as the teams meet for the first time since a 1-1 double-overtime tie last season in Baton Rouge.
“This is a big match for us, one because it is televised, and secondly because we lost on Friday and really need to pick up a big win to get back to even in the SEC,” said LSU head coach George Fotopoulos. “Vanderbilt is a tough team and playing there will be difficult, but we are looking forward to the challenge.”
LSU dropped a tough 2-0 decision to the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday in Lexington, Ky., and are 0-1 to start the conference schedule for the first time since 2001. The Tigers opened the SEC slate 2-0 last season after wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
The Tigers are 1-4-1 all-time against the Commodores with the lone win coming in 2000, Fotopoulos’ first season at LSU, as the Tigers picked up a 1-0 victory in Nashville.
The Tigers will return home next weekend to play host to Ole Miss and Mississippi State.