Alabama Soccer Hosts No. 24 LSU Friday Night Under The Lights

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –  The Alabama soccer team (6-6-0, 1-2-0 SEC) returns home to host Southeastern Conference foe and No. 24 ranked LSU (8-2-0, 1-2-0 SEC) in a 7 p.m. CT match Friday at the Alabama Soccer Stadium.  

How to Follow

The match will be streamed on SEC Network+ through the ESPN app and WatchESPN.com for subscribers of the SEC Network. Links to live scoring and the stream are available at RollTide.com.

The Crimson Tide

  • Alabama has battled five teams in a seven-game stretch that qualified for the 2020 NCAA Tournament
  • The Tide has competed against Memphis, TCU, Ole Miss, Utah Valley and Vanderbilt during that stretch with TCU leading the group with an appearance in the Elite Eight and Ole Miss following with a Sweet 16 appearance
  • UA went 1-1 in last week’s SEC matchups, topping Missouri in a home match before falling to Vanderbilt on the road
  • The Tide has won its last three home games, downing UAB, Utah Valley and Missouri  

Head-To-Head Against The Tigers

  • Friday’s game is the 28th meeting between the Alabama and LSU with the Tide leading the series 12-9-6
  • It is also the 14th meeting in Tuscaloosa
  • Alabama is 7-4-2 when playing at home against the Tigers
  • UA last hosted LSU during the 2019 season, winning that game 3-0
  • The two teams competed twice last season with the first meeting ending with a 3-3 draw before UA took a 2-0 loss in the SEC Tournament

Pacing The Team

  • Ashlynn Serepca leads the team in points (13), goals (5), assists (3) and shots (26)
  • Kate Henderson ranks second in three stat columns with four goals, two assists and 10 points
  • Henderson has netted two goals in conference play, scoring a goal against Ole Miss and Missouri
  • Riley Tanner has also scored a goal in conference play, tabbing the game winner against Missouri – her first goal in an Alabama uniform
  • McKinley Crone has recorded 27 saves in goal and posted three shutouts

A Look At LSU

  • LSU suffered a two-game skid last week after opening the 2021 campaign with an 8-0 start
  • Both losses were to SEC opponents as the Tigers fell 2-0 to Ole Miss and had a 2-1 overtime loss to Georgia
  • Earlier in the season, LSU posted notable wins over then-No. 15 South Florida (2-1), then-No. 19 UCF (2-0) and then-No. 21 Arizona State (5-2)
  • In addition to Ole Miss and Georgia, LSU blanked Mississippi State in its conference opener 2-0
  • Tinaya Alexander leads the team, tallying seven goals which ranks 26th nationally
  • Alexander also holds a team-leading three assists for 17 points
  • Rammie Noel is tied with Alexander in assists with three
  • In goal, Mollee Swift leads the team, starting all 10 games and recording a 0.79 percent goals against average
  • Swift has also tallied 37 saves this season

Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaSoccer on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaSoccer on Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.

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