Soccer Closes Non-conference Play Against JMU
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU soccer team will close out nonconference play on Sunday with a 1 p.m. tilt against James Madison at LSU Soccer Stadium.
LSU vs James Madison | Sept. 22 | 1 p.m. | Free Admission
This will be the first meeting between LSU and James Madison.
James Madison Scout
James Madison enters the match with a record of 2-7-0. They are coming off a double overtime defeat to Liberty by a score of 3-2 on Thursday night. Three of their seven losses have been to teams in the top 25 as they fell to No. 7 Georgetown on Aug. 22, No. 23 Washington State on Sept. 1 and No. 8 Penn State on Sept. 8. The Dukes have three players on the team tied for the team lead with nine points. Haley Crawford and Claire Meiser share the team lead in assists with five and Ebony Wiseman is their leading goal scorer with four. In goal, Hannah McShea has started all nine matches and is allowing 2.76 goals per match.
The Tigers own an all-time record of 144-87-28 in nonconference play. Over the last five years LSU has compiled a nonconference record of 30-14-6.
After Thursday night’s match against Florida, opponents that the Tigers have played own a record of 43-16-6 in 2019. That record results in a winning clip of .708 and in return ranks LSU’s current schedule played to date as the seventh toughest in the nation.
Home Sweet Home
The LSU soccer program has hosted 239 matches during its 25 years of existence and it owns a record of 133-77-29 for a win percentage of .617 in Baton Rouge. Dating back to the start of 2017 season, LSU has a home record of 14-7-3.
Offense is Progressing
Although the Tigers were held scoreless in Thursday night’s SEC opener against Florida, LSU produced a number of quality scoring chances. The first came in the third minute as a Molly Thompson shot sailed just a bit high over the net. Marlena Cutura had a shot from distance in the 13th minute and it narrowly went wide left of the net. The second half saw LSU get three shots on goal with two coming from Cutura and one in the 85th minute from Jade Clarke.
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