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October 08, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. — LSU sophomore Alex Arlitt and freshman Colby Maffei each scored in the second half as the Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs played to a 2-2 draw in 110 minutes Sunday afternoon at the Turner Soccer Complex.
The Tigers (5-4-4, 1-3-2 Southeastern Conference) scored their first league win of the season with a 1-0 shutout of Mississippi State in Starkville on Friday night.
“To come away with four points on our first SEC road weekend is satisfying,” LSU coach Brian Lee said. “We’ve now got to get back to Baton Rouge and defend our home field better than what we have to this point in the season.”
LSU junior goalkeeper Megan Kinneman had a career-high 15 saves.
The sides played to a scoreless tie in the first half.
Arlitt scored the breakthrough in the 57th minute of play following an attack by Maffei down the left flank. After beating a Georgia defender to the end line, Maffei cut back to the 6-yard box and found Arlitt in the middle for an open strike from 8 yards.
Junior midfielder Nicole Locandro scored her first and second goals of the season within two minutes to give Georgia (5-6-2, 1-3-2) a 2-1 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.
Maffei scored the equalizer in the 84th minute, rebounding a shot by freshman Victoria Sample that struck off the crossbar.
The Tigers will return home to host to 19th-ranked Florida at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Arkansas 3, LSU 1: In Fayetteville, Ark., Helen Boyle slapped 15 kills on a career-high .483 hitting percentage, but it wasn’t enough as the LSU volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to SEC Western Division co-leader Arkansas (25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 15-25) on Sunday at Barnhill Arena.
LSU falls to 6-9, 2-4. Arkansas is 13-3, 4-1.
Madie Jones and Desiree Elliott registered 12 and 10 kills, respectively, for LSU. Malorie Pardo had 35 assists, eight digs, four blocks and two kills.
Sam Delahoussaye had 11 digs.
Arkansas’ Raymariely Santos had 47 assists, 14 digs, five kills, four blocks and two aces. Janeliss Torres-Lopez and Roslandy Acosta both had 15 kills, and Amanda Anderson had 14 kills and four blocks.
SAGSTROM shoots 72 IN WORLD TEAM AMATEUR: In Antalya, Turkey, LSU sophomore golfer Madelene Sagstrom posted a counting round for Sweden for the fourth straight day as Sweden finished 13th in the 53-team field of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship at the Gloria Golf Club.
Sagstrom posted an even par round of 72 in the final round to finish the72-hole event at even-par 288, tied for 22nd place in a field of 157 individual golfers.