Tigers Host Samford on Sunday
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU soccer team (5-1-0) is set to host the Samford Bulldogs in the final nonconference home match of the season for the Tigers on Sunday at 4 p.m. The match will air live on ESPNU.
- LSU has won five straight matches
- Caroline Brockmeier is tied for the NCAA and SEC lead with five shutouts
- The Tigers have not allowed a goal in the last 450 minutes of play (longest current streak in the NCAA)
- There have been four instances in LSU’s 24-year history that the Tigers have registered four-straight shutouts or more; two of those occasions have come in 2017 and 2018 with Brockmeier in net.
- Adrienne Richardson leads the SEC in shots per game (4.50) and her 0.67 goals per game ranks sixth in the conference. She has scored four goals and tallied one assist thus far during the 2018 season to lead LSU’s attack
- Marlena Cutura has tallied six points in her last three games (2g & 2a) which is already a career high for her. She registered the first multi-assist game of her career on Thursday night to help LSU defeat Stetson 2-0
The Winning Streak
LSU has reeled off five straight wins after dropping the season opener to Villanova 2-1 in overtime. The Tigers have outscored their opponents in this five-game stretch by a tally of 9-0. This is the ninth time in program history that LSU has registered a win streak of at least five games during a season. It’s the second time in program history that the Tigers have registered a five-game winning streak in back-to-back seasons. LSU won seven in a row to start the 2017 campaign, and the other occasion came in 2002 (nine in a row/school record) and 2003 (five in a row).
Sunday’s promotions for the match include:
- Soccer Trading Cards
- Mike’s Kids Club members get to faceoff with Mike the Tiger in a shootout
- Camper Reunion
- Post-match autograph session with the 2018 LSU soccer team
2018 Record: 2-4-0
Korrie Sauder – 4 points (2 goals)
Erin Bonner – 2 points (2 assists)
Stephanie Westaway – 2.12 GAA, 22 saves, .647 percentage
This is the second meeting between the two programs. In the first and only matchup, LSU won a 2OT thriller in the first round of the NCAA Tournament when Roslyn Jones’ header found the back of the net in the 107th minute of play to give LSU the 1-0 victory. It was the first NCAA Tournament win in LSU program history.
Last Time Out
The freshmen duo of Abbey Newton and Molly Thompson accounted for both of LSU’s goals on Thursday night as LSU defeated Stetson 2-0. Newton’s goal came in the 35th minute of the match off a corner kick from Marlena Cutura; it was Newton’s second of the season. Thompson’s was the first of her collegiate career. Cutura assisted on that one as well and Thompson tapped in a nice finish from 12 yards out from the right side of the box after Cutura’s pass.