The first career goal by LSU freshman midfielder Fernanda Piña proved to be the game-winner as she buried an end-line cross from fellow freshman Heather Magee in the 78th minute to give the Tigers a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
With the sides deadlocked at one goal apiece late in the contest, Magee got on the end line near the left corner flag and fired a left-footed cross to the back post. Piña, standing alone inside of the 6-yard box, then put the ball into the back of the net.
LSU (3-1-1) improved to 4-0 all-time against the Ladyjacks (4-2).
“I didn’t play very well in the first half. Sometimes I feel more comfortable on the right side, I get to the end line better,” Piña said. “I had good position on the back post. Heather (Magee) played a great ball, and I was there to finish. I feel like that’s what I have to do. I need to keep getting to the end line and putting myself in position.”
Chelsea Raymond scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season for Stephen F. Austin.
LSU sophomore Kaley Blades tied the score in the 33rd minute with a 30-yard shot.