Sophomore midfielder Heather Magee scored the only goal of the game when she buried a right-footed strike from the top of the penalty area in the 49th minute of play to lead the LSU Soccer team to a 1-0 shutout of Missouri on Friday night at the LSU Soccer Stadium and keep the Tigers at the top of the SEC standings.
The Tigers (9-3-2, 5-0-1 SEC) won their second-straight match against Missouri (6-7-1, 2-3-1) following last year’s 3-1 win in Columbia to extend their unbeaten streak to seven-straight this season.
After playing to a scoreless draw in the first half of Friday’s contest, LSU turned up the offensive pressure on Missouri’s defensive unit coming out of the break with an explosive start to the second half.
TIGERS TURN BACK OLE MISS: Briana Holman and Cati Leak slapped 15 kills each as LSU volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack to notch a 3-1 victory over Ole Miss 25-19, 25-9, 23-25, 27-25 Friday at the Maravich Center.
With the victory, LSU (12-3, 2-1 SEC) has won 10 of its last 12 meetings against Ole Miss (10-8, 0-5 SEC) going back to the 2007 season. The 12 victories for the Tigers also equal their season total from 2012.
LSU tallied 59 kills on a .287 hitting percentage, its highest offensive output since the Houston match on Sept. 21. The Tigers also continued their strong defensive play and forced Ole Miss into 30 hitting errors en route to a .117 hitting clip. The 30 attack errors were the second-highest season total for the Rebels.
Malorie Pardo had her run of seven consecutive double-doubles come to a close.
She registered a solid all-around effort with 41 assists, eight digs, four kills and two blocks.
LSU IN SEVENTH AFTER FIRST ROUND: In Chapel Hills, N.C., LSU junior Madelene Sagstrom continued her strong play Friday firing an even-par 72 in the first round of the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Finley Golf Course.
Sagstrom is in a big group tied for 16th place after the opening day of the 18-team tournament.
LSU posted a 7-over 295 in the opening day of three-day event and is in seventh place, 10 shots out of the 285 (-3) total of Vanderbilt. Duke is second at 286 with Auburn third at 291.
They are followed by Ole Miss and Oklahoma in fourth at 292 and NC State at 293.
Sagstrom was joined in LSU’s top four by Caroline Nistrup who shot a 73. Lindsay Gahm and Ali Lucas shot 75s.
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational
Chapel Hill, N.C.
First-round team score (Par 288)
1, Vanderbilt 285. 2, Duke 286. 3, Auburn 291. 4, Ole Miss 292. 4, Oklahoma 292. 6. NC State 293. 7, LSU 295. 8, Arkansas 296. 9, Clemson 297. 9, Wake Forest 297. 9, North Carolina 297. 12, Florida 298. 13, South Carolina 299. 13, Alabama 299. 15, Michigan State 300. 16, Virginia 301. 17, Baylor 304. 18, Notre Dame 305.
Individual Top 5 (Par 72)
1, Antonia Scherer, Vanderbilt, 67. 2, Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson, 68. 3, Laetitla Beck, Duke, 69. 3, Alison Hovatter, Ole Miss, 69. 5, Justine Dreher, S. Carolina, 70 5, Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt, 70. 5, Portland Rosen, Virginia, 70. 5, Gaby Lopez, Arkansas 70. 5, Karolina Vickova, Florida, 70.
T16. Madelene Sagstrom, 72 E. T22. Caroline Nistrup 73 +1. T42. Lindsay Gahm 75 +3. T42. Ali Lucas 75 +3. T89. Carly Ray Goldstein 81 +9
SIMPSON ADVANCES TO SINGLES QUARTERFINALS AT ITA SOUTHERN REGIONAL: In Tusacoolsa, Ala., No. 29 junior Chris Simpson advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles main draw at the ITA Southern Regional hosted by Alabama on Friday.
“It was a good day overall,” assistant coach Danny Bryan said.
“Obviously Chris Simpson had a good day. His intensity and focus is something that we want all of our guys to take into every match and it has paid off for him.”
In the fourth round of the singles main draw, Simpson won a tightly contested match in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals tomorrow as he took down Ole Miss’ Stefan Lindmark 7-6(5), 7-6(4). He will square off against Ole Miss’ William Kallberg at 1 p.m. Saturday.
In the third round of the singles, LSU’s Andrew Korinek defeat UNO’s Blake Gregor 6-0, 6-0.
Also in the third round, LSU’s Tam Trinh fell to No. 112 Dominik Koepfer of Tulane 6-4, 6-3. LSU sophomore Boris Arias lost to Auburn’s Dennis Lengsfeld 6-0, 6-2.
Also in the fourth round of the singles main draw, Korinek lost to Auburn’s Lukas Ollert 6-2, 6-4.
ITA Southern Regional
Chris Simpson-Boris Arias, LSU def. Lucas Dirube-Rafael Rondino, UAB 8-5. Hayes Brewer-Andrew Goodwin, Auburn def. Andrew Korinek-Tam Trinh, LSU 8-3. Zach Wilder-Johan Backstrom, Ole Miss def. Justin Butsch-Harrison Kennedy, LSU 8-5. Yates Johnson-Hunter Johnson, ULL def. John Michael Busch-Eric Perez, LSU 8-4.
Singles- Third Round
Chris Simpson, LSU def. Robin Haden, Mississippi State 6-3, 7-6(5). Andrew Korinek, LSU def. Blake Gregor, UNO 6-0, 6-0. Dennis Lengsfeld, Auburn def. Boris Arias, LSU 6-0, 6-2. Dominik Koepfer, Tulane def. Tam Trinh, LSU 6-4, 6-3.
Simpson def. Stefan Lindmark, Ole Miss 7-6(5), 7-6(4). Lukas Ollert, Auburn def. Andrew Korinek, LSU 6-2, 6-4.
Track & field
Duncan To Be Honored in First Quarter of LSU Football Game: Former LSU sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan will be recognized during the first quarter of Saturday’s football game against Florida for being one of three finalists for THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda.
Duncan won the track and field the honor in her junior and senior seasons.
Duncan won the 200 meters title at the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, the first athlete ever to win the event three times. Earlier this year, she won the NCAA 200 indoor title for the third straight season.