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LSU Soccer Stays Unbeaten, Slated To Play Houston

Tigers best Lamar for a clean start to the season, plus a call to action.

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LSU soccer improved to a perfect 3-0-0 with Friday’s 2-0 win over Lamar.

The match was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday but was moved up to Friday to avoid the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Beaumont to the best of my knowledge didn’t get hit too hard, luckily enough for the Cardinals.

Alex Thomas netted her second goal of the season just before eight minutes when she juked a defender and took an open shot from 10 yards out. Just before half she was also credited with an assist on Dana Reed’s goal where she took Thomas’ key pass and dribbled past Lamar goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy for a chipped uncontested finish.

LSU fired off 20 shots in the game, but only nine of them were on target. More impressively LSU continued to play airtight defense, only allowing seven goals with four on target while conceding four corners.

LSU has outscored opponents 10-0 in the season’s first three matches. Granted, LSU is playing lower competition, but it’s a very encouraging start for the Tigers given the team’s dip last season after their 2015 NCAA Tournament appearance.

LSU has a longer break than usual thanks to the match rescheduling, playing again Thursday when they travel to Washington D.C. to play George Washington at 4:00. After that road match the Tigers are scheduled to return home to play Houston at 5:00 on Sunday.

If the match happens (there is a strong possibility it doesn’t), I imagine there will be some sort of fundraiser to help contribute to the hurricane relief fund. If it doesn’t, I strongly recommend reaching out and giving something to help. I’m not going to force a charity upon you or tell you how much to give, but the people do need your help even if they are not actively seeking it. Anything you can give helps, even if it’s just donating jars of peanut butter. You don’t have to take out a second mortgage to contribute. The city of Houston and the state of Texas was here for Louisiana in Katrina, now it’s time for us to return the favor, even in the smallest way.