Soccer Loses Match to No. 13 Arkansas
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU soccer team dropped its match to No. 13 Arkansas on Thursday night at LSU Soccer Stadium by a score of 4-0. The loss drops the Tigers to 2-9-2 (0-4-1 SEC), and Arkansas improved to 10-2-1 (4-1-0 SEC) on the season.
Arkansas scored all four of their goals off free kicks/corners, two of which came in the first 45 minutes of play. The first one came on a free kick in the eighth minute of the match. Stefani Doyle was credited with the goal and Taylor Malham had the assist. The following 30 minutes saw LSU have its brightest stretch of the match as the ball spent a good amount of time in Arkansas’ half of the pitch. LSU’s first shot on goal of the match came off the foot of Meghan Johnson in the 20th minute. LSU actually registered more corners (4-1 advantage) than the Razorbacks in the first half, but Arkansas was able to capitalize on their only corner of the first half. Anna Podojil headed home the Razorbacks’ second goal of the match in the 41st minute with the assist going to Nayeli Perez.
The Razorbacks struck again off a corner kick in the 57th minute of the match to give Arkansas a 3-0 lead. Brooke Pirkle headed home the third score for the Razorbacks with the assists credited to Parker Goins and Doyle. Reagan Swindall closed out the scoring in the match with a header in the 83rd minute.
Emma Grace Goldman made four saves on the evening for the Tigers.
LSU hits the road to take on Alabama on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Tuscaloosa, Ala.