Football goes home for SEC home opener – LSU
BATON ROUGE, The. – LSU Soccer (6-1-2, 1-0 SEC) is set to host Missouri (4-3-1, 1-0 SEC) for its first home conference game of the season at 6 p.m. 00 CT at LSU Soccer Stadium.
The match will be available on SEC Network Plus. Links to the live stream and live stats of the match can be found at lsusports.net.
Thursday night is Geaux Gold Night for Childhood Cancer Awareness at LSU Football Stadium. Wear gold for support.
The first 400 fans to attend the game will receive a free LSU football scarf. Fans will receive a voucher on entry and can exchange their scarf at halftime.
Along with a team challenge, fans will be able to scan a QR code at the door and let us know which football athlete they are there to support. The athlete who brings the most fans will be able to pie two staff members of their choice.
As always, two dollar hot dogs will also be available.
Series History – Missouri
The game between the Tigers will be the 10th time the two programs have met. LSU is 6-2-1 against Missouri. The last time LSU and Missouri met was in 2020 as the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw in Colombia.
Last time in the field
The Tigers opened conference play on the road with a 2-1 victory over Vanderbilt in Nashville. It was the Tigers’ first win over the Commodores since 2013 and the first victory under head coach Sian Hudson.
LSU opened the game with the front foot and were rewarded with a goal just 13 minutes into the game. After a corner kick was sent, the ball fell down the left side of the box to Cooke. Cooke took a throw-in and sent a cross to the back post which found Jennings, who headed the ball into the back of the net. The goal gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead and the LSU co-captain scored her first goal of the season. For fellow captain Cooke, the assist marked his first of the season and fourth of his college career.
The rest of the first half saw both teams unable to take control of the game and create chances on goal. The Commodores tied in 39e minute when Cushall received a pass 20 yards from goal and sent a powerful shot on a half-turn that looped above Swift and landed behind the goal. The goal was the last significant event of the first half and the score was 1-1 at halftime.
LSU broke through in the 57th minute through forward Ida Hermannsdottir, who found the go-ahead and put the Tigers ahead. Midfielder Jordan Johnson was fouled outside the box and won a free kick 25 yards from goal. Hermannsdottir stepped up and unleashed a right footed effort that went over the wall and past Devine and into the bottom left corner. Hermannsdottir’s goal marked his fifth of the season and LSU’s first goal from a direct free kick this season.
The Tigers limited the Commodores’ chances the rest of the game. Vanderbilt was unable to register a shot on goal and LSU locked down midfield and finished strong to secure a 2-1 road win to start conference play.
Hermannsdottir in the field
Rookie Ida Hermannsdottir now leads the team with five goals scored. The forward scored her fifth goal in Sunday’s Tiger game against the Commodores to put her ahead. Fifth-year senior Alesia Garcia is one of the top scorers with four goals.
Ida Hermmansdottir found her first college goal in California against San Diego and has been hot ever since. The striker put the Tigers on the board with the game’s first goal in the 33rd minute to open the scoring.
Hermannsdottir scored his second and third career goals in the 27th and 82nd minutes against Grambling to claim the first double of his college career. With the game tied at 1-1 in the first half, Hermannsdottir led LSU to a 2-1 lead with a superb long-range effort just three minutes after teammate Mollie Baker tied the game. The freshman scored the last goal of the 82n/a minute after ignoring a defender and passing a ball past the Grambling State goalkeeper.
Hermannsdottir scored the fourth goal of her career at Rutgers No. 6, when she intercepted a ball in the final third and hit a right-footed effort that beat the Scarlet Knights keeper and landed in the bottom left corner .
In the Tigers’ game against the Commodores, Hermannsdottir’s goal was crucial to securing the win and opening the SEC game with a road win. His goal came from a 25-yard free kick after midfielder Jordan Johnson was fouled outside the box. Hermannsdottir fired a right-footed radiator that went over the defenders’ wall, past the Vanderbilt goalkeeper and into the bottom left corner.
Hermannsdottir’s goal marked his fifth of the season and LSU’s first goal from a direct free kick this season
Angelina Thoreson leads the team with four assists. The rookie continues to be a proven weapon on both sides of the ball and continues to create scoring opportunities for the Tigers.
Thoreson recorded her first career assist in the season opener against Stephen F. Austin, where she sent a ground pass inside the box that found Baker for the finish.
His second assist came on the road in San Diego on a A strong and accurate ground cross from the right side of the box that found Glover, who slotted it past the goalkeeper and extended the Tiger’s lead to 3-1.
Thoreson picked up the third assist in Friday’s game against Grambling. Thoreson controlled the ball on the edge of the box and made a simple pass to Hermannsdottir, who charged in from midfield and smashed the goal 24 yards out.
The forward scored the first collegiate goal of his career at LSU in the team’s game against Princeton on Sept. 8. Thoreson took the lead for the Purple & Gold in the 14th minute as she drove a ball 15 yards into the bottom left corner. corner.
Most recently, Thoreson picked up his fourth assist in the Tigers’ showdown with the No. 6 Rutgers and fired a shot on goal, which broke away from the goalie and found Garcia for the rebound.
The Sweden native has played the last three seasons (2019, 2020, 2021) for IK Uppsala, a professional club back in Sweden and has made over 50 appearances for the club. Thoreson played the 2019 season in the Damallsvenskan division, which is the highest level of women’s football in Sweden. She scored five goals in 20 games played during the 2021 season.
LSU is led by the defensive duo of fifth-year seniors Shannon Cooke and Lindsi Jennings. The return of Cooke and Jennings brings a wealth of defensive experience to the roster as both prepare for their final season in college football.
Cooke has been a mainstay on the LSU team since arriving on campus in 2018 and enters the season with 73 appearances for the Tigers, including 65 starts during that span. The senior started at centre-back for all 18 appearances in the 2021 season.
Jennings enters her second season in Purple & Gold after spending the first three years of her college career in northern Colorado, where she made 51 appearances and received All-Big Sky honors in the three years she played. will look to build on a successful first year as Tiger, where she appeared in all 20 games and started in 12 of them.
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