Soccer Continues Road Trip at Auburn

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Soccer Continues Road Trip at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. — The LSU soccer team will face Southeastern Conference Western Division-rival Auburn on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Auburn University Soccer Complex.

“This is going to be a tough match because Auburn is a great team and they are playing at home on senior day, so this will truly be a challenge for our team,” said LSU head coach George Fotopoulos.

LSU (9-6-1, 2-5 SEC) is in desperate need of a win to keep any hopes of making the SEC Tournament alive after a tough 3-2 loss to Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday night. The Tigers jumped out to a quick lead on Friday, as junior forward Artie Brown scored a goal just 21 seconds into the match, setting a school record, but the Tide came back with three-consecutive scores to put the match away.

Brown recorded her team-leading 12th goal of the season on Friday and now has 25 in her career, putting her two behind former teammate Mandy Heintz for second place in school history. Freshman Stacy Bishop notched her 11th goal of the season and is second on the team.

Auburn currently leads the Western Division with a 4-1-2 record and is coming off of a 2-0 win over Arkansas on Friday. LSU won the last meeting between the two teams, upsetting No. 1 seed Auburn in the first round of the 2002 SEC Tournament by a score of 1-0. The Tigers became the first eighth-seeded team to ever knock off a top seed in tournament history. Auburn leads the all-time series 5-4.

LSU will face in-state rival Nicholls State on Wednesday in Thibodaux, La., and will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to face Arkansas on Oct. 31 for its final SEC match.