Oct. 19, 2003
Greenville, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team and Furman battled to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon in front of 1,717 fans at Stone Stadium. The tie is USC’s first of the season and moves Carolina’s record to 8-5-1 on the year with Furman’s record 3-6-4. Carolina returns home on Friday, October 31 at 7 p.m. vs. Davidson.
The Gamecocks outshot Furman 10-9 in the match with Ryan Deter and Jack Cummings with three shots apiece to lead the Gamecock offensive attack. Brad Guzan played the entire 110 minutes in goal for USC and made two saves on the afternoon. Deter came close to scoring the first goal of the match during the 78th minute of play with Paladins goalkeeper Alex Maslow making a diving save off a shot from 15 yards out.
“It was a very hard fought game and I was very pleased with how we played on the road,” said USC head coach Mark Berson. “We created a couple of very good offensive scoring chances. In the first half a Furman defender made a save on the line and then in the second half the goalkeeper made an outstanding save on a great shot by Ryan Deter. We still need to work hard at creating more scoring opportunities. As the game went on I thought we gained momentum and I’m happy with the effort out of the players today.”
Carolina’s match vs. Davison will also be broadcast live on USCSPORTS.COM.