Richardson Tallies First Career Multi-Goal Game
Adrienne Richardson was expected to bolster LSU’s offensive attack after arriving on campus in January after transferring in from Florida State, and she has done exactly that in her first three games for the Tigers. On Sunday against Texas State, she registered the first multi-goal game of her collegiate career with scores in the 21st and 71st minute to lead LSU to victory. She added in an assist in LSU’s first win of the season on Aug. 23 over Liberty to bring her point total for the season to five. She has 14 shots in the first three matches (4.67 avg.) to rank third in the SEC. Her nine shots she took on Sunday against Texas State are tied for the most by an SEC player in 2018.
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Sophomore midfielder Tinaya Alexander broke through with the first two assists of her 2018 season on Sunday against Texas State. The first one came as she spun into a pass from Abbey Newton on the left side of the pitch before sending a low, curving ground cross into Richardson for the finish. Her second assist of the game came a little bit more casual to her as she dished off the ball to Richardson as LSU had a two-on-one attack in the Texas State box.
The Tigers have assisted on all three of their live ball goals this season. The only goal that was not assisted was Alex Thomas’ penalty kick in the home opener against Villanova (Aug. 19).
LSU has taken 23 corner kicks in its first three contests on the pitch to average 7.67 per game; that number ranks second in the SEC in corner kicks per game. The Tigers registered 13 against Villanova (Aug. 19), four against Liberty (Aug. 23) and six versus Texas State (Aug. 26).
Adrienne Richardson (2g & 1a) and Abbey Newton (1g & 1a) have combined for eight of LSU’s 13 registered points early on this season. Newton has found herself playing a mix between the backline and midfield, but she hasn’t let that halter her offensive prowess. The beneficiary of a number of quality crosses in the first three matches, Newton has fired off 11 shots (3.67 avg. per game) to rank eighth in the SEC for the reason that grouping.