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Sept. 21, 2003

Box Score

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches as they defeated Appalachain State 1-0. USC improved to 7-0-0 and Appalachain State fell to 2-4-1.

South Carolina jumped out to an early lead on a indirect kick fired in by Jack Cummings at the ten minute mark of the first half. The indirect kick resulted from an illegal touch by the Appalachain State goalkeeper. Anthony Stovall and Ben Link were credited with assists on Cummings’ third goal of the season.

The rest of the match was scoreless as freshman Brad Guzan posted his fifth shutout of the season. The Gamecocks controlled the match as they tallied 19 shots to Appalachain State’s seven. Seven wins to start the season is the second best start in school history.

“We had a lot of chances to put this game away,” commented Head Coach Mark Berson. “We were up against an outstanding goalkeeper that made some amazing saves. We did a great job of keeping our composure and not getting frustrated in the situation that we were in.”

South Carolina will head out to Seattle, weekend to compete in the Washington Husky Classic. The Gamecocks face off against Portland at 5 p.m (EST). on Sept. 26. USC will then square off against the host school, University of Washington, at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Sept. 28.