LSU football shut out Ole Miss in penalty kicks, two players ejected for fighting – Tiger Rag

LSU linebacker Wasila Diwura-Soale, who was named second-team All-SEC, battles for possession in Sunday’s SEC Tournament game with Ole Miss. PHOTO BY: LSU athletics

The LSU football team lost more than an opening-round game against Ole Miss on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

When the Tigers begin play in the NCAA Tournament in November, they will do so as an at-large team after losing to the Rebels in penalty kicks and also without two key veteran players in seniors Maya Gordon and Rammie Noel.

Gordon and Noel were among three players sent off for fighting in the 104thThursday minute during the second overtime at the Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex in Pensacola, Florida. They will receive a game suspension and will be unavailable when the Tigers begin NCAA play on Nov. 11.

The Tigers played the remaining six minutes of the second overtime down to take the game to penalty kicks.

LSU goalie Mollee Swift, who had three saves, blocked Ole Miss’ first penalty attempt. But despite hitting the right layup and getting hands on three more penalty attempts, the Rebels got back-to-back goals from Kayla Chatman-Haggerty, Aubrey Mister and Price Loposer to advance to face No. 2 South Carolina.

LSU (9-3-7) closed out the regular season at home Thursday with a convincing 4-1 win at home against Ole Miss.

Three days later, the Rebels held a 16-15 edge in shots and both teams had three shots on goal, with the Tigers leading 7-3 in corner kicks.

Both teams scored once in the first 10-minute overtime as tempers flared in the second overtime.

Gordon was in position for a steal and possession in LSU’s defensive third against when Ole Miss’ Ramsey Davis caught her in the pass, prompting Gordon to punt. Davis also threw several punches before being carried off the field by teammates when Noel attacked and threw a punch.

LSU’s penalty kick substitution against Ole Miss’ Ashley Orkus, the SEC Goalie of the Year, resulted in no goals. Shannon Cooke and Tilly Wilkes were denied by Orkus and Brenna McPartlan sent her effort over the bar.

Three honorees on the All-SEC team

Center fielder Lindsi Jennings was named to the All-SEC first team, midfielder Wasila Diwura-Soale to the second team and forward Ida Hermannsdottir earned new All-SEC honors as announced by the league.

A native of Conroe, Texas, Jennings was a key part of the Tiger defensive backfield. She played in all 19 games for the Tigers and recorded two goals, one assist and five points.

Wasila Diwura-Soale, a native of Accra, Ghana, had her first career brace in Thursday’s win over Ole Miss and has three on the season with six points.

Hermannsdottir has six goals to his name but missed Sunday’s game with a high ankle sprain.

First Team All-SEC

Forward: Riley Mattingly Parker, Alabama

Forward: Anna Podojil, Arkansas

Forward: Jaida Thomas, Tennessee

Forward: Catherine Barry, South Carolina

Forward: Maile Hayes, Texas A&M

Midfielder: Felicia Knox, Alabama

Midfielder: Abby Boyan, Georgia

Midfielder: Taylor Huff, Tennessee

Midfielder: Raegan Kelley, Vanderbilt

Quarterback: Reyna Reyes, Alabama

Defender: Jylissa Harris, South Carolina

Defender: Maya Antoine, Vanderbilt

Defender: Lindsi Jennings, LSU

Goalies: Ashley Orkus, Ole Miss

Second Team All-SEC

Forward: Gianna Paul, Alabama

Forward: Ava Tankersley, Arkansas

Forwards: Mo O’Connor, Ole Miss

Forward: Mackenzie George, Tennessee

Linebacker: Riley Tanner, Alabama

Midfielder: Bea Franklin, Arkansas

Midfielder: Wasila Diwura-Soale, LSU

Midfielder: Macey Hodge, Mississippi St.

Midfielder: Mia Pante, Texas A&M

Quarterback: Sasha Pickard, Alabama

Defender: Ellie Podojil, Arkansas

Defender: Grace Pettet, Missouri

Defender: Ella Shamburger, Vanderbilt

Goalie: Grace Barbara, Arkansas

All-Freshman Team

Gianna Paul, Alabama

Brooke Steere, Alabama

Ella Riley, Arkansas

Mackenzie Malham, Arkansas

Gracie Falls, South Carolina

Día Hermannsdóttir, LSU

Maggie Wadsworth, Mississippi State

Bella Hollenbach, Missouri

Shae O’Rourke, South Carolina

Carolyn Calzada, Texas A&M

Hannah McLaughlin, Vanderbilt

Coach of the Year: Wes Hart, Alabama

Forward of the Year: Riley Mattingly Parker, Alabama

Midfielder of the Year: Felicia Knox, Alabama

Defender of the Year: Reyna Reyes, Alabama

Goalkeeper of the Year: Ashley Orkus, Miss Ole

Rookie of the Year: Gianna Paul, Alabama

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Riley Mattingly Parker, Alabama


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