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Sept. 26, 2003

Box Score

Columbia, S.C. – Despite outshooting the Portland Pilots 15-14, the seventh-ranked South Carolina men’s soccer team fell to the Portland Pilots, 2-0, in the first match of the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. The Gamecocks drop to 7-1-0, while Portland improves to 4-5-0.

After a scoreless first half, the Pilots jumped on the board off a Christopher Sanders goal from six yards out. Sanders was assisted by Kyle Tanner and Bobak Talebi at 55:58. In the 73rd minute, Portland added an insurance goal off a free kick. Paul Robinson headed in the Pilots’ goal off an Eric Cronkite pass.

South Carolina outshot the Pilots 15-14 and had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman goalkeeper Brad Guzan recorded six saves for the Gamecocks, while the Pilots’ goalkeeper recorded three.

South Carolina plays its final match of the Husky Classic on Sunday, Sept. 28. The Gamecocks will face the No. 19 Washington Huskies at 5:00 p.m.(EST).