Soccer Welcomes Georgia for Home Finale
BATON ROUGE – With just three matches remaining in the 2013 regular season, the Tigers will look to position themselves for postseason play while racing down the homestretch as they play host to the visiting Georgia Bulldogs on Friday night with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. CT in their home finale at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
The Tigers (9-5-2, 5-2-1 SEC) are looking to snap a two-game losing skid in Southeastern Conference play as they enter the weekend in a three-way tie for fourth place on the SEC table with 16 points.
The Bulldogs (10-5-1, 3-4-1) are coming off a split weekend at home last weekend as they scored a 5-0 shutout of Mississippi State on Friday night before dropping a 2-1 decision to No. 24-ranked Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon at the UGA Soccer Stadium in Athens. Georgia travels to Baton Rouge in ninth place on the SEC table with 10 points in league play.
LSU is unbeaten in its last two matches against Georgia that includes a 2-1 win in Baton Rouge in 2011 and a 2-2 draw in Athens a year ago. The Tigers also boast a five-game home unbeaten streak in their series with an impressive 4-0-1 mark against the Bulldogs while outscoring Georgia by a 14-3 margin in matches played at the LSU Soccer Stadium since the 2003 season.
The Tigers are now 4-2-2 in eight previous meetings with the Bulldogs under the direction of head coach Brian Lee dating back to his debut season in Baton Rouge in 2005.
“We’re looking forward to a great match against a quality Georgia team here tomorrow night,” Lee said. “It’s a great opportunity for our fans to come out and enjoy a great match between two of the top SEC programs again this season. The forecast looks perfect for another exciting Friday night in the SEC, and we look forward to our fans coming out and creating the kind of environment need in our final home match.”
Fans can “Geaux Free!” to LSU’s final home match of the 2013 regular season on Friday night as admission for the Georgia match is free at the LSU Soccer Stadium, compliments of The Advocate.
Fans who are unable to attend the events can also watch the Tigers in action in the Geaux Zone as live streaming video will be available at www.lsusports.net/live. In addition, supporters can receive live updates of the match against Georgia on Friday night by following @LSUSoccer on Twitter and Instagram or by joining the in-game commentary on LSU Soccer’s official Facebook page.
The team will celebrate “Senior Night” on Friday as seven seniors will make their final appearance at the LSU Soccer Stadium against the Bulldogs as Nina Anderson, Emily Cancienne, Addie Eggleston, Megan Kinneman, Danielle Murphy, Nicole McLaughlin and Alex Ramsey will be honored during pregame festivities.
Friday’s match will also feature “Dollar Dog Night” as hot dogs can be purchased for just $1 at the concession stand while supplies last. The first 500 fans in attendance will also receive free LSU Soccer trading cards.
After the Tigers wrap up their home schedule on Friday night, they will go on the road for their last two matches of the regular season with a trip to Lexington, Ky., on Sunday to face No. 22-ranked Kentucky at noon CT at the UK Soccer Complex before heading to College Station, Texas, on Oct. 31 for their regular-season finale against No. 24-ranked Texas A&M that will kick off at 7 p.m. at Ellis Field.