WKU Drops Tight 1-0 Decision to LSU

September 13, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU turned in a strong performance and had several scoring chances down the stretch in the second half, but the Lady Toppers could not overcome an early sixth-minute goal in a tightly-contested 1-0 decision against LSU at the WKU Soccer Complex on Thursday evening.

The Lady Toppers (3-3-0) were led by a trio of shots from freshman Christina Bragado, while senior Iris Dunn also chipped in offensively with a pair of shots. Between the pipes, Allison Leone played the full 90 minutes while making three saves.

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Allison Leone (1) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Allison Leone (1) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Haley Baldridge (7) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Haley Baldridge (7) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Chandler Backes (5) and WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Chandler Backes (5) and WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Sarah Gorham (10) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Sarah Gorham (10) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Caitlin Hesse (6) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Caitlin Hesse (6) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Sarah Gorham (10) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Sarah Gorham (10) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Jason Neidell during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Jason Neidell during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Nahyo Jalajel (15) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Nahyo Jalajel (15) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Christina Bragado (17) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Christina Bragado (17) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Haley Baldridge (7) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Haley Baldridge (7) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Sarah Gorham (10) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016  WKU Hilltoppers Sarah Gorham (10) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8NCAA SOCCER: LSU vs WKU SEPT 8September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12) during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) September 8, 2016 WKU Hilltoppers Iris Dunn (12)  during a soccer match between the LSU Lady Tiger vs Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers at Western Kentucky Soccer Complex in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)