Soccer to Host Boston U. in NCAA Opening Round
LSU Sports Interactive
Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history after the Tigers locked up the an auto-bid to the 64-team tournament with Sunday’s SEC Tournament title over Arkansas. LSU has been paired with Boston University in the first round and will host the Terriers at LSU Soccer Stadium on Sunday (Nov. 11) at 1 p.m. CT.
The Tigers (13-6-3) are fresh off a historic run at the SEC Tournament that saw them take home the league title for the first time in program history. LSU played four matches in eight days, three of which went to double overtime and two of those results were decided by penalty kicks. LSU prevailed over Arkansas in the SEC title game with a 4-1 result in penalty kicks after the two teams were deadlocked at one after 110 minutes of play. Prior to the championship match LSU defeated No. 17 South Carolina on Nov. 1 in the semifinals 1-0, advanced past No. 12 Tennessee in penalty kicks 7-6 in the quarterfinal round, and beat Missouri in the first round of the tournament on Oct. 28, 3-2 in double overtime. It was the first time in SEC history that a team playing in the first round of the tournament claimed the title.
Boston University (11-7-3) defeated Lehigh, 1-0, on Sunday in the Patriot League Tournament final to secure their berth in the NCAA Tournament.
This will mark the third time in program history that LSU has hosted an NCAA Tournament match. The lone other season the Tigers hosted NCAA Tournament matches was in 2009; they downed Arkansas Pine-Bluff 7-0 in the first round before falling to Texas A&M in penalties 4-2 after the teams were locked up at one after 110 minutes of play.
LSU owns an all-time record of 2-4-1 in the NCAA Tournament. This will be the first trip back to the NCAA Tournament for the Tigers since 2015. Tickets for the match against the Terriers are on sale now and can be purchased at lsutix.net. Adults will be $8, LSU students be able to attend for free and youth (ages 3-12) will be $3.
The 2018 Division I women’s soccer tournament kicks off this weekend (Nov. 9-11). Second and third rounds will continue the following weekend from Nov. 16-18. The four national semifinalists will be determined in the quarterfinals on Nov. 23-24.
The 37th annual NCAA Women’s College Cup will be played Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina with Campbell University and the Town of Cary serving as co-hosts. The first national semifinal will be played and broadcast live on ESPNU at 4 p.m. CT Friday, Nov. 30, followed by the second semifinal beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. CT live on ESPNU. The national championship will take place at 12 p.m. CT Sunday, Dec. 2 and will also be broadcast live on ESPNU.
LSU NCAA Tournament History | 2-4-1
2007 Samford W, 1-0 (2OT)
2007 Florida State L, 4-0
2008 Washington L, 3-2 (1OT)
2009 Arkansas PB W, 7-0
2009 Texas A&M T, 1-1 Lost 4-2 in PKs
2011 Texas A&M L, 4-0
2015 South Alabama L, 4-0