Soccer to Host Northwestern St. in Only Spring Home Match

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Soccer to Host Northwestern St. in Only Spring Home Match

BATON ROUGE — After earning its first win of the spring last week with a 1-0 shutout of Southeastern Louisiana, the LSU soccer team returns to the LSU Soccer Complex to play host to Northwestern State in its only home match of the spring season Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Tigers are in the final week of their spring exhibition season as they are currently 1-1-2 after four matches. Admission to Wednesday’s match against the Demons is free.

LSU and Northwestern State were originally scheduled to play one another in Natchitoches, La., on March 12, but the match was postponed due to heavy rains at the Demon Soccer Complex.

“The spring season is all about having the opportunity to compete and improve, and we will have another chance to do that tomorrow night,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “It’s unfortunate that we weren’t able to play this game a few weeks ago, but we’re excited about playing at home for the first time. It’s important that we finish the spring strong heading into the summer months.”

Freshman Taryne Boudreau scored the only goal of the match on a 30-yard free kick to give the Tigers their first win of the spring with a 1-0 win over the Lady Lions in Mandeville, La., a week ago. It also marked the Tigers’ first goal in four spring matches.

LSU has made its mark against many of the premier teams in the country this spring as the side opened with a pair of 0-0 draws against national powers North Carolina and Duke in Cary, N.C., on Feb. 16 followed by a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Texas A&M in College Station on March 2.

The Tigers follow Wednesday’s action with their spring finale as they travel to Houston, Texas, on Sunday to take on the nationally-ranked Texas Longhorns in a match scheduled for 3 p.m. at Meyer Park. The sides battled to a hard-fought 2-2 draw in Austin, Texas, during the 2007 regular season when the Longhorns were the fourth-ranked team in the nation.