Vanderpool, Vogler Named to All-Tournament Team
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — LSU senior defender Caroline Vanderpool and senior goalkeeper Valerie Vogler were named to the SEC All-Tournament Team following Sunday’s championship match at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
The Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament for just the second time in six appearances after topping division rival Auburn in penalty kicks in the first round on Wednesday.
After battling to a 2-2 draw in regulation, Vogler denied Auburn on each of its first two attempts and Malorie Rutledge, Melissa Clarke, Taryne Boudreau and Chelsea Potts each stepped up to the penalty spot and converted to send the Tigers into the semifinals by a 4-2 margin in penalty kicks.
LSU fell to top-seeded Florida in double overtime by the score of 1-0 in Friday’s semifinal round, and the Gators wrapped up the tournament title on Sunday with a 4-1 win over No. 2 Georgia.
The Tigers will now wait to see if they receive an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament as the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship bracket will be announced on ESPNews on Monday from 7-7:30 p.m. CT. ESPNews can be found on DirecTV at channel 207, Dish Network at channel 142 or check your local listings.
2007 SEC All-Tournament Team
Caroline Vanderpool, LSU
Valerie Vogler, LSU
Ashley Kirk, South Carolina
Kim Miller, South Carolina
Michelle Betos, Georgia
Joni Vickers, Georgia
Megan Tomlinson, Georgia
Shelly Lyle, Florida
Ashlee Elliott, Florida
Ameera Abdullah, Florida
Stacy Bishop, Florida (MVP)