Punches were thrown in the first round of the SEC Women’s Soccer Tournament between Ole Miss and LSU on Sunday.
In the 104th minute of the match, with no one yet to find the back of the net, when the Maya Gordon of the Tigers was met at the ball by Ramsey Davis of the Rebels on the far sideline.
As Gordon tried to shield Davis from the ball, things quickly heated up and tempers turned to violence.
Both players started punching each other which caused both benches to spill onto the pitch to break it up. Rammie Noel of the Tigers went to defend her teammate and dragged Davis to the ground before she also had to be separated from her.
All three players involved received red cards from the referee and were sent off from the game.
The game would ultimately be decided by a penalty shootout, where the No. 10-seeded Rebels won and continued in the tournament while the No. 7 Tigers were eliminated.
Now the rebels will face No. 2 South Carolina in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. But they will be without Davis, who is serving a one-game suspension.
Gordon and Noel also won’t be able to start playing in the NCAA on Nov. 11 when the Tigers play again.
LSU beat Ole Miss last Thursday, 4-1, on home court. But SEC Goalie of the Year, Ole Miss’s Ashley Orkus, made the saves needed to win the final chapter of this rivalry.