Soccer Completes Weekend vs. Vanderbilt
Published: October 06, 2012, 01:46 PM (CT)
by Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU), Associate SID
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Soccer team looks to bounce back from a 2-0 setback to the 16th-ranked Florida Gators on Friday night when they welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores to town on Sunday for an inter-divisional contest set to kick off at 1:05 p.m. CT at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
Sunday’s match is scheduled for a live television broadcast as the Tigers are set to make their seventh TV appearance of the season on SportSouth of the Fox Sports Network. Live streaming video of the contest is also available on www.ESPN3.com to certain markets around the country.
Following an unbeaten weekend on the road in SEC play, the Tigers (5-5-4, 1-4-2 SEC) dropped their 2-0 decision to the Gators upon their return to Baton Rouge on Friday.
The Commodores (5-4-5, 2-1-4) are riding a three-game SEC unbeaten streak heading into the match after earning a thrilling 3-2 double overtime win at Arkansas on Friday night to start their road trip.
Fans are able to “Geaux Free!” to Sunday’s match between the Tigers and Commodores as admission will be free at the LSU Soccer Stadium for each of LSU’s remaining home games this season.
Fans can also follow the action through LSU’s social media networks as live updates and coverage for the match is available by liking LSU Soccer on Facebook and following @LSUSoccer on Twitter. In addition to that, fans are welcome to join in the live in-game chat on the team’s official Facebook page.
The Tigers are looking to snap a two-game losing skid to the Commodores as Vanderbilt has earned a win in each of the last two meetings between the sides on the soccer pitch. Vanderbilt took home a 1-0 victory from their last trip to Baton Rouge in 2010 before taking a 2-1 overtime victory in Nashville, Tenn., in the 2011 season. The Tigers are 4-3-1 against the Commodores in seven seasons under Brian Lee.
Sunday is “Youth Soccer Day” at the LSU Soccer Stadium in Baton Rouge as the game is dedicated to all youth soccer associations. The first 250 fans receive a free LSU Soccer Stadium cup.
After playing host to the Commodores on Sunday afternoon, the Tigers will head back on the road in SEC play next weekend with a trip through the SEC East as they will battle South Carolina at Stone Stadium in Columbia on Oct. 12 and Tennessee at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville on Oct. 14. LSU will then stay on the road with matches at Ole Miss on Friday, Oct. 19, and Missouri on Sunday, Oct. 21.