LSU Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
- LSU is 18-8-1 in its last 27 overall dating back to 2020 SEC Tournament. LSU has outscored its opponents by a total of 52 to 24, and LSU has scored two or more goals in 14 of those 27 contests.
- LSU team captains are Chiara Ritchie-Williams, Shannon Cooke, and Maddie Moreau
- LSU has 35 goals through 16 games this year. Tinaya Alexander (7) and Alesia Garcia (6) are the team leaders in goals scored. Molly Thompson (4), Athena Kuehn (3), Rammie Noel (2), Meghan Johnson (2), Riley Dixon (2) and Maddie Moreau (2) have scored multiple goals while Shannon Cooke, Mollee Swift, Lindsi Jennings, Grace Haggerty, Jordan Johnson, and Wasila Diwura-Soale all have one apiece. The scoresheet shows a distribution of wealth for the Tigers offensively; LSU is a side that has numerous players that can put the ball in the net. LSU’s 14 goal scorers on the season are tied for the most in program history. In 2003, 14 different players scored, and in 2002 13 players scored.
- LSU leads the all-time series history with Arkansas having won 14 of the 27 matches. The Razorbacks have won 10 times and there have been three draws. LSU won 10 straight from 2004-13 and 11 out of 12 from 2004-15. The two teams most recently met in the season opener of 2020 and Arkansas won by a score of 2-0. The two teams met three years ago in Orange Beach for the SEC Tournament title and the Tigers prevailed in PKs to win their first ever SEC Tournament title. Shannon Cooke scored a top bins equalizer in the 72nd minute to bring things even, and then the Tigers put the Razorbacks away 4-1 in penalties.
- LSU has a record of 18-14-3 under head coach Sian Hudson through 33 games for a win percentage of .557. The Tigers are 16-1-1 all-time under Hudson when they score first. In games where LSU scores two or more goals, which has happened 15 times in the 35 matches, the Tigers are 14-0-1.
- Chiara Ritchie-Williams is the school record holder in minutes played (8,176), games started (90), and matches played (93). She officially took sole possession of the school record for matches played and matches started on October 21 versus South Carolina.
- Mollee Swift keeps climbing the charts in a number of areas as well. Her 140 saves in an LSU uniform rank as the seventh most in LSU history, but she has a ways to go before she catches up to Roby DesOrmeaux who is in the sixth slot with 183 saves. Swift’s 17 wins in net rank as seventh most in school history, and her career GAA of 1.04 in a Tiger uniform ranks as the second lowest average over a career currently behind Mo Isom’s school record GAA of 0.86. Swift also picked up the ninth solo shutout of her career in LSU’s win over South Carolina to rank No. 7 in that category as well.
- Tinaya Alexander is tied for the third most assists in program history with 20 after her assist in LSU’s 4-0 win over South Carolina; she had seven her freshman season, six during her sophomore campaign, three last year, and four this year. She’s also just a mere three points away from the LSU top-10 list in points scored in a career with 58 total thanks to 19 goals and 20 assists.
- The Tigers enter Thursday night in a must win scenario if they want to advance to the SEC Tournament. The Tigers are currently in 11th place with nine points while Florida and Texas A&M occupy the 9th and 10th slots with 10 points apiece; the top 10 team make it to Orange Beach. Florida plays South Carolina Thursday night, and Texas A&M is facing off with Missouri. First things first, LSU has to win. If the Tigers were to win, they will get a bid to the SEC Tournament as long as both Texas A&M and Florida don’t win outright. A draw does the Tigers no good as they would lose tiebreakers to Florida and Texas A&M if they had the same amount of points.
- $1 hot dogs
- LSU will honor 10 seniors pregame beginning at 6:44 p.m.
- The top three Halloween costumes in attendance will win a free LSU scarf