USC Faces Colgate Friday

The South Carolina women‘s soccer team hosts Colgate on Fri., Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. before hitting the road to face the 49ers in Charlotte, N.C. on Mon., Sept. 7. The Gamecocks are 3-1-0 after suffering their first loss of the season, falling 2-1 at Clemson but bouncing back with a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina at Stone Stadium last weekend. WEEKEND INFORMATION Date/Opponent: Fri., Sept. 4 vs. Colgate Kickoff: 7 p.m. Location: Columbia, S.C. Stadium: Stone Stadium SEC Network +| FREE Live Stats | Tickets Promotions: Gamecock Club Appreciation Night – show your Gamecock Club card to receive free admission, Camper Reunion/Youth League Night – wear your camp/league t-shirt or jersey to receive $1 admission, Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night Date/Opponent: Mon. Sept. 7 at Charlotte Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. Location: Charlotte, N.C. Stadium: Transamerica Field FREE Live Stats PLAYING FOR A CROWD Through three games at Stone Stadium the Gamecocks are leading the SEC in home attendance with 13,485 total fans and an average of 4,495. IN THE RANKINGS The Gamecocks are No. 16 in this week‘s NSCAA rankings and No. 17 in the poll. BY THE NUMBERS South Carolina holds a 66-31 shot advantage over opponents through four games. The Gamecocks have put 32 of 66 shots on goal, compared to opponents getting just 10 goals on target. South Carolina is one of five SEC schools to record double-digit goals this season. The Gamecocks rank fifth in the conference in points (30), goals (10), goals per game (2.50) and fourth in assists (10). SCOUTING COLGATE The Raiders are 1-3 on the year after defeating Albany 2-0 and falling to St. Johns 1-0 this past weekend. Senior goalkeeper Erin Cummings has played all 360 minutes, allowed eight goals and recorded 23 saves. Colgate returns nine starters and 22 letterwinners from last year‘s team that posted a 14-3-2 record and is predicted to finish second in the Patriot League. SCOUTING CHARLOTTE The 49ers return seven starters and 17 letterwinners from last year‘s squad that posted an 8-8-2 record. Charlotte is 2-1 on the season after defeating Coastal Carolina and Georgia Sothern, 4-1 and 4-3, respectively, and falling at 2-1 at Mercer. MCCASKILL IN THE LEAD Savannah McCaskill leads South Carolina with six points and 13 shots. The sophomore has tallied two goals and two assists through four games. ASSISTED BY DRENNAN Junior Chelsea Drennan has recorded three assists this season, giving her 22 throughout her Gamecock career. She currently ranks third all-time in career assists and is just two shy of claiming second. Drennan‘s three assists currently rank second in the SEC. TWO FOR GROFF Sophie Groff accounted for two of South Carolina‘s three goals, including the game-winner against Coastal Carolina. IT‘S A FIRST Junior Kaleigh Kurtz scored her first career goal in the Gamecocks‘ 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina. THE FAST LANE Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Lane netted the game winner in the Gamecocks‘ double overtime victory over Oklahoma. All three of Lane‘s career goals have been game- winners. GRAY FOR THE WIN Senior defender Caroline Gray secured South Carolina‘s win in the season opener, scoring her first career goal against Northeastern. FRESHMEN CONTRIBUTE The Gamecock freshmen are off to a great start as Courtney Kaplan scored the first goal against Oklahoma, Simone Wark recorded an assist in the win over Northeastern and Carrie Lawrence earned a start in the season opener. UP NEXT The Gamecocks travel to Athens, Ga. on Fri., Sept. 11 to open SEC play against the Bulldogs before returning home to Stone Stadium on Mon., Sept. 14 to host Kennesaw State.

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