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Soccer’s Slide Continues Against Florida

LSU drops their third straight match in a row

Javier Fernandez

LSU fell below the .500 mark to 6-7 overall (1-2 SEC) when the 15th ranked Florida Gators came to Baton Rouge and dropped LSU by a margin of 3-0.

Florida jumped out to a 1-0 lead just before the minute marker hit double digits when Melanie Monteagudo took a touchline cross and fired a brilliant volley into one of the vacated corners of the net. LSU was able to hold Florida firm in the rest of the first half. In the 56th minute, LSU’s wall came crumbling back down when Kit Loferski tapped in a perfectly place ball into the net to double down Florida’s lead. With two minutes left in the match, Florida netted a garbage time goal as Melanie Monteagudo took advantage of LSU’s vacated defense for a well paced shot.

Florida absolutely ripped LSU to shreds. The Tigers’ two pronged attack could not unlock the Florida back line and received little to no support from the midfield players. LSU only rattled off three shots, none of which were on target. While one end of the pitch were running into a brick wall, the other end was valiantly trying to minimize the damage. Florida’s main target up top, Savannah Jordan, was held to just two shots on goal, but the rest of the Gator attack picked up the slack for their under producing forward.

LSU falls to a dismal 1-4 in conference play with just three points to their credit. LSU currently sits at 11th in the conference, which will put them out of the SEC Tournament if the season ended tonight.

LSU picks up competition after their break Thursday when they host Tennessee at 7 before departing for a match in Athens against Georgia at 1. The match against Tennessee will be broadcast on the SECN+.

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