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Soccer Eliminated By A&M, Await NCAA Berth

The Aggies eliminated the tired Tigers 1-0

Mike Kittrell / LSUSports.net

Well, that wasn't any fun.

LSU played well in the first half, but the fatigue from playing three games in 5 days was obvious. LSU was able to consolidate the defense well in the first 45 and force Texas A&M to take nothing but long shots. On the flip side of the coin, a good A&M defense (the Aggies have not allowed a goal in Orange Beach since 2013) stifled a limited Tiger attack. For the entire half, Jorian Baucom was the only tiger on the attack.

In the second half, LSU slowly came out of their shell, putting more and more players forward. The Aggies kept holding off the increasing pressure from the Tigers until they broke through off of a counter in the 73rd where Mikeala Harvey unlocked the LSU defense on a pass to Emily Bates, who slotted home the game winning goal.

LSU answered by going all in the attack, but the tired legs just didn't have the same effect, and possessions started to get loose, allowing Texas A&M to press on to the LSU box, eating time away.

Thanks to a six match unbeaten steak, LSU (13-5-4) has gone from SEC tournament bubble team to virtual NCAA lock in the span of about a week. The team will find out it's fate on Monday during the NCAA Tournament selection show, which will be aired on NCAA.com at 3:30pm.