Soccer Hosts Arizona State on Sunday
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU soccer team will host its second home match of the 2019 season as they welcome the Arizona State Sun Devils to LSU Soccer Stadium for a 12 p.m. match on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers enter the match with a record of 2-3-1, and Arizona State arrives with a mark of 5-2-0.
LSU vs Arizona State | Sept. 15 | 12 p.m. | Free Admission
LSU and Arizona State have never met on the pitch. That will change Sunday afternoon.
Arizona State Scout
The Sun Devils enter Sunday’s match with a record of 5-2. They won their first five contests of the season before suffering back-to-back setbacks to Oklahoma (Sept. 8) and UCF (Sept. 12). Arizona State has outscored their opponents this season by a tally of 24-10, but they have been outscored 6-2 in the last two contests against quality opponents. They have three players who have already eclipsed the 10-point barrier this season. Nicole Douglas leads the way with six goals and two assists for a total of 14 points. Eva Van Deursen (3g & 5a) and Marleen Schimmer (3g & 4a) are their other two double-digit point scorers thus far.
Bringing ‘Em Back
The Tigers will be wearing their throwback jerseys on Sunday. It will mark the first time since 2016 that these kits have been worn.
— LSU Soccer (@LSUSoccer) September 13, 2019
The Tigers will host a special recognition for all soccer alumni in attendance on Sunday afternoon at halftime. Alumni will be back celebrating the 25th season in LSU soccer history.
Home Sweet Home
The LSU soccer program has hosted 237 matches during its 25 years of existence and it owns a record of 133-75-29 for a win percentage of .622 in Baton Rouge. The Tigers currently own a 10-match unbeaten streak at home with the last lost at LSU Soccer Stadium coming on Aug. 19, 2018, to Villanova. In this 10-game stretch, the Tigers are 8-0-2 at LSU Soccer Stadium.
Fresh Faces/First Starts
Six Tigers have earned the first starts of their career this year. Emma Grace Goldman, Rammie Noel, and Maddie Moreau have started all six matches thus far. Anna Rockett (4 starts), Maddison Martin (1 start), and Meghan Johnson (3 starts) are the three other first-time starters. In addition to those six, Hannah Cuneo, Sydney Lau and Makenzie Maher have made their LSU debuts this season. Lau played the second half of Sunday’s loss to Duke and picked up her first three career saves.
LSU Through Six Matches
Marlena Cutura, Tiana Caffey, Chiara Ritchie-Williams, Maddie Moreau, Rammie Noel, Shannon Cooke, Molly Thompson, Reese Moffatt, and Emma Grace Goldman have started all six matches this season for the Tigers. Cutura leads the offensive stat sheet with a total of four points (1g & 2a). Meghan Johnson, Caffey, and Lindsey Eaton have all scored one goal apiece, and Courtney Henderson registered her first-career assist in the 2-2 draw against Samford on Sept. 1.
Sunday Afternoon Giveaway
The first 200 fans in attendance on Sunday will receive a t-shirt replica of a throwback jersey. All home regular season matches are free.
Both entrances to the LSU Soccer Stadium will open for all fans one hour prior to all home matches. Fans can read more about the policies and procedures at LSU Soccer Stadium at LSUsports.net/gameday.
Additionally, LSU’s clear bag policy is in effect at all LSU Athletics facilities including the LSU Soccer Stadium. For more information, please visit LSUsports.net/geauxclear.
For questions and assistance, please call LSU Athletics Guest Services at 225-578-4085.