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LSU SOCCER CONTINUES EARLY SEASON ROAD SWING WITH NC STATE MATCH
BATON ROUGE – The LSU
soccer team will continue its five-game road swing to start the 2011
season on Monday afternoon as it makes the trip to Raleigh, N.C., to
square off against the NC State Wolfpack of the Atlantic Coast
Conference as part of a double header at Dail Soccer Field.
match between the Tigers and Wolfpack is slated for a 4:30 p.m. CDT
kickoff on the campus at NC State, while the NC State men will follow
at 7 p.m. with a match against Virginia Military Institute.
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“NC State is a tough and tested team from
the powerful ACC that is playing with a tremendous amount of confidence
right now early in the season,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “It’s
always a challenge going on the road and coming away with a result.
It’s important for our team to match the intensity we know we will see
from NC State as they defend their home field tomorrow night.”
(1-1) and NC State (3-0) are ready to meet for just the second time on
the pitch as the Wolfpack took home a 2-0 shutout of the Tigers in
their only previous fixture in Baton Rouge during the 1997 season.
Wolfpack is a confident squad following a 3-0 start to the 2011
campaign, which includes a dominant 4-1 thrashing of Old Dominion in
their last outing Friday night. NC State has outscored its opponents by
a 6-1 margin in three games, which includes a pair of 1-0 shutouts of
VCU and Navy on opening weekend.
Pacing the Wolfpack
attack in the opening weeks of the season is a pair of standout seniors
in Tonya Cain and Alex Berger as each has scored two goals in three
matches to headline the scoring. Berger, who is one of the team’s
starting fullbacks, has been especially efficient this season while
converting two of her three shots into game-winning goals in each of
the last two matches against Navy and Old Dominion.
features a diverse attack with four different Tigers accounting for the
team’s four goals in two games thus far. The Tigers are looking for
their second-straight win following a 3-0 shutout of the Ragin’ Cajuns
from in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette at the Ragin’ Cajuns Soccer
Stadium on Aug. 21.
Senior Natalie Martineau scored the
game-winning goal against the Cajuns, while junior Carlie Banks and
freshmen Alex Arlitt and Alex Cook have also entered the scoresheet in
LSU’s two matches.
The Tigers follow Monday’s contest with
a trip to Houston, Texas, on Friday to battle the Rice Owls in an
anticipated match-up that is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at the Rice
Soccer Stadium. LSU will then end its five-game road swing with a
return trip to Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to face the Houston Cougars
in a match that will kick off at 7 p.m. at Houston’s Robertson Stadium.
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