Soccer Hosts No. 9 Auburn in SEC Home Opener

by Aaron Hyder
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Soccer Hosts No. 9 Auburn in SEC Home Opener

Baton Rouge, La. – From here on out its SEC play for the LSU soccer team (6-3-0, 0-1-0 SEC). The Tigers host No. 9 Auburn on Thursday night at LSU Soccer Stadium with first kick set for 7 p.m.

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LSU vs No. 9 Auburn | Thursday, September 20 | 7 p.m. CT

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Scouting Auburn

2018 Record: 9-0-0 (1-0-0 SEC)

Leading Scorers

Bri Folds – 20 points (7g & 6a)

Treva Aycock – 15 points (5g &5a)

Goalkeeper

Sarah Le Beau – 0.37 GAA, 30 saves, .909 save percentage

Series History

Auburn owns the series advantage between the two schools with 18 wins in the 27 matchups. LSU earned a draw in 110 minutes of play last season double overtime match that featured no goals. Caroline Brockmeier has made six saves in each of the past two contests against Auburn.

Offensive Variety

LSU’s 13 goals this season have come from seven different players. Adrienne Richardson owns the team lead with four goals. Abbey Newton (3) and Marlena Cutura (2) are next on the goals scored list, and four of those five goals have been game winners. Molly Thompson, Lucy Parker, Tiana Caffey and Alex Thomas, who each have one goal, are the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh goal scorers for the Tigers in 2018.

Blanked By Brockmeier

Caroline Brockmeier tallied the 20th shutout of her career on Sept. 9 against Samford. The shutout was the sixth of her season which, at the time, tied for the NCAA lead with five other keepers. She now ranks third nationally in shutouts with six shutouts this season. Brockmeier and LSU’s backline did not allow a goal for 558:59 consecutive minutes of play, which is a career long; the streak ended in the 19th minute of the game against Texas A&M. The 558:59 minute streak was the second longest in program history. Brockmeier had a stretch from the end of her sophomore year to the beginning of her junior year that she didn’t allow a goal for 447 minutes of play. There has been four instances in LSU’s 24-year history that the Tigers have registered four-straight shutouts or more; two of those have come in 2017 and 2018 with Brockmeier in the net. Having only allowed five goals in 722 minutes of play, Brockmeier is averaging 0.78 goals against during her senior campaign which is a career best.

First Half Goals Lead to Success

LSU has scored seven of its 13 goals in the first half this season. A trend that bodes well for the Tigers, LSU is 5-1-0 this season when it takes a lead into the locker room at the half.

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