BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers will have an opportunity straightaway to bounce back from their first defeat of the 2014 season on Tuesday night when they wrap up their four-game season-opening homestand by playing host to their in-state rival Nicholls State Colonels in a match that is set to kick off at 7 p.m. CT at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
Fans can “Geaux Free!” to each of LSU’s eight remaining home matches during the 2014 regular season as admission is free at the LSU Soccer Stadium, compliments of The Advocate.
Fans who are unable to attend the match are invited to follow the action through social media as they can receive live updates from the ground by following @LSUSoccer on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lsusoccer and by liking LSU Soccer’s official Facebook page at http://facebook.com/lsusoccer. They are also invited to join in the team’s live in-game chat on Facebook during each match during the 2014 season.
The Tigers (2-1) are coming off a 1-0 setback to Rice on Sunday night after opening the campaign with a 2-0 victory over Troy on Aug. 22 and a 6-2 win over in-state rival Northwestern State last Friday night.
The Colonels (2-2) enter Tuesday’s fixture on the back of a thumping 8-0 road win at Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday afternoon to even their record at two victories and two defeats on the young season. They feature a total of 10 different goal scorers scoring their 11 goals on the season with rookie midfielder Kaitlyn Caro leading the way with two goals in four appearances in her debut season.
Tuesday’s meeting marks the first time that the Tigers and Colonels will square off on the soccer pitch since the 2004 non-conference season. LSU owns a 5-1 mark in six previous meetings in the all-time series.
Tuesday is “Tiger Night” at the LSU Soccer Stadium as there will be a “Tiger Night Tailgate” to student-athletes returning to campus for the start of the fall semester that will be held on the practice fields prior to kickoff. It is also the first opportunity for student-athletes in attendance to receive their “Tiger Night” t-shirts.
It will also be “Tie-Dye Tuesday” at the LSU Soccer Stadium as the first 100 fans through the gates will be give white t-shirts to tie-dye on the practice field. Those 100 fans will be provided with hangers to allow shirts to dry during the game. All fans attending the match are encouraged to bring white t-shirts with their own hangers to also take part in tie-dying in purple and gold paint.
After wrapping up their four-game season-opening homestand against Nicholls State on Tuesday night, the Tigers will go on the road for the first time this season when they travel to Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday night to battle the TCU Horned Frogs with kickoff set for 7 p.m. CT at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. They will then return to the LSU Soccer Stadium on Monday, Sept. 8, to face Stephen F. Austin with kickoff set for 6 p.m.