LSU soccer team to host Louisiana-Monroe

Advocate file hoto by April BuffingtonLSU soccer coach Brian Lee
Advocate file hoto by April BuffingtonLSU soccer coach Brian Lee

The 22nd-ranked LSU soccer team resumes its four-game homestand to start the season Tuesday night hosting the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 7 p.m. at the LSU Soccer Stadium.

The Tigers opened the season with a 1-0 shutout of Louisiana Tech last week while running their home winning streak to three games dating to last season.

Louisiana-Monroe is coming off of a 9-0 win over Grambling on Sunday.

The LSU freshman duo of Summer Clarke and Emma Fletcher combined for the lone goal against Louisiana Tech.

“We’re excited to open our season with a positive result on Friday night, but we’ll be facing a confident team here on Tuesday night if we hope to build upon that early in the season,” LSU coach Brian Lee said. “It is our first Student Point Match of the season, so we expect a great turnout here at the start of the fall semester that should make for a great home environment in a rare midweek match for our team.”

LSU students with a valid student I.D. will receive priority points needed to purchase football tickets during the season. It will also be Tie-Dye Night as the first 100 fans in attendance will have the chance to tie-dye an LSU soccer shirt in purple and gold.

Fans can “Geaux Free!” to each of LSU’s eight remaining home matches compliments of The Advocate.

Baseball

TIGERS REPORT FOR CLASSES: Members of the LSU baseball team began fall semester classes Monday and are scheduled to start conditioning drills Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The squad will engage in several orientation meetings this week as it prepares for the upcoming season.

The team will take part in in strength and conditioning training and perform individual workouts before conducting full-squad fall practice session from Sept. 29 through Nov. 4.

The roster includes 20 lettermen from last season, including 10 position players with starting experience and nine pitchers who recorded innings last season.

The LSU veterans are complemented by a talented class of 20 newcomers, including eight position players and 12 pitchers.

One of the newcomers scheduled to join the team, freshman right-handed pitcher Dylan Williams of Cartersville, Ga., will not enroll at LSU this fall in order to resolve a legal matter.

Mainieri said he is hopeful Williams will be able to enroll at LSU in January and join the Tigers this spring.

Mainieri said freshman right-hander Jesse Stallings of Colfax, La., will receive a medical redshirt this season after undergoing arm surgery over the summer.

Men’s golf

LSU CRACKS TOP 10 IN GOLFWEEK’S RANKINGS: Golfweek’s daily countdown of the Top 30 men’s and women’s teams in college golf for the 2013-14 season continued Monday morning as the publication announced the Tigers will start the new season is the nation’s No. 9-ranked men’s team while returning a strong squad from a year ago.

The Tigers, who ended the 2012-13 season as the No. 18-ranked team nationally by Golfweek, are the eighth Southeastern Conference team named in the Top 25 preseason rankings.