BATON ROUGE – Fans who are unable to attend LSU’s Monday Night Futbol match against the BYU Cougars at the LSU Soccer Stadium on Sept. 2 can still tune in and see the Tigers play host to one of the nation’s top programs as the match will feature a live television broadcast on Cox Sports Television, the station confirmed Thursday morning.
The match is the first that has been picked up for live television during the new campaign as the Tigers still anticipate the release of the SEC’s full television schedule for the 2013 season.
Fans are in for a treat as LSU plays host to one of the true powers in women’s college soccer as BYU earned a No. 1 national seed while advancing to the Elite Eight of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament a season ago. The Cougars posted a 20-2-2 mark in 2012 while claiming the West Coast Conference championship with a 7-0-1 conference mark.
The Tigers are actually unbeaten in their two previous matches in the series, including a 4-1 win in Baton Rouge when BYU was ranked No. 25 nationally during the 2008 season and a 0-0 draw in Provo, Utah, when the Cougars owned a No. 10 national ranking during the 2010 season.
“Our fans are in for a treat with the home schedule we’ve put together this season, and it doesn’t get any bigger than hosting a program like BYU on our own home field,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “They really do have one of the premier programs in our sport, led by Jennifer Rockwood and her staff. They will provide our young team with a great early-season challenge as we get ready for conference play.”
The Tigers are set to report to campus on Tuesday of next week with the start of their preseason training for the 2013 season set to commence the following day.
They will face Nicholls State in an exhibition game on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. CT before playing host to in-state rival Louisiana Tech in their regular-season opener on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the LSU Soccer Stadium in Baton Rouge. The 2013 regular season actually kicks off for the Tigers with a four-game homestand as all matches at the LSU Soccer Stadium feature free admission.