Coming into the weekend, LSU Soccer was fighting an uphill battle. In order to properly lock up a spot in the SEC Tournament, LSU needed 6 points, with the absolute minimum acceptable being 4, and they had to do so against #8 South Carolina after a one day turnaround Mississippi State.
The lone goal in Friday night's game came when Natalia Gomez-Junco did that cool thing were she got behind a free kick and beat the keeper from distance.
That came in the 10th minute and proved to be all LSU needed to dispose of Mississippi State, winning 11 straight against the Bulldogs. Baucom and Gomez-Junco had a chance each later on the match, but their efforts were fruitless. Catalina Rubiano shined on her end of field, picking up her 6th clean sheet of the year in an otherwise uneventful match. LSU used the win to vault up to 7th in the SEC standings, clearing the #10 spot needed to make the SEC Tournament.