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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.
Monday’s 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.
Fans have the opportunity to receive live up-to-the-minute and behind-the-scenes coverage from the game by liking LSU Soccer on Facebook and by following @LSUSoccer on Twitter. Fans are also welcomed to join in the discussion throughout the match in the team’s live Facebook chat.
“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.”
LSU (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.
The 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.
LSU 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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