May 5, 2004
Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina women’s soccer team has announced its 2004 schedule that includes 11 home games at Stone Stadium beginning with the season opener on August 27 vs. Georgia State. The schedule features eight opponents that reached the 2003 NCAA Tournament: vs. Maryland (9/10), at Virginia (9/12), Clemson (9/15), at Auburn (9/24), Georgia (10/1), Tennessee (10/3), Ole Miss (10/15), Florida (10/29).
“The schedule is very competitive,” said USC head coach Shelley Smith. “A good strength of schedule is important and we have continued to increase the level of competition. Our players except to be challenged and to play top teams across the nation.”
The SEC schedule includes two additional contests this year, the first time in SEC history that all 12 teams will compete without exclusion of any one team from the schedule. In previous seasons, four of six teams from the SEC East and SEC West would meet with two schools excluded from the schedule.
The 11 matches at home for the 2004 season ties the record for most home matches in a year for the South Carolina women’s soccer team. Carolina was 6-2-1 in 2003 at Stone Stadium, the best record at home for the Gamecocks in the last four years. USC finished the year with a 10-8-3 record and made its second consecutive trip to the SEC Tournament.
2004 USC Women’s Soccer Schedule
Friday August 27: Georgia State 7 p.m.
Sunday August 29: at James Madison 12 noon
Tuesday August 31: at Furman 7 p.m.
Friday September 3: Houston 7 p.m.
Sunday September 5: Iowa State 12:30 p.m.
Friday September 10: vs. Maryland 4:30 p.m. (Charlottesville, Va.)
Sunday September 12: at Virginia 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 15: Clemson 7 p.m.
Sunday September 19: Charlotte 1 p.m.
Friday September 24: at Auburn 8 p.m.
Sunday September 26: at Alabama 2 p.m.
Friday October 1: Georgia 7 p.m.
Sunday October 3: Tennessee 1 p.m.
Friday October 8: at Vanderbilt 8 p.m.
Sunday October 10: at Kentucky 1 p.m.
Friday October 15: Ole Miss 7 p.m.
Sunday October 17: Mississippi State 1 p.m.
Friday October 22: at Arkansas 8 p.m.
Sunday October 24: LSU 1 p.m.
Friday October 29: Florida 7 p.m.
November 3-7: SEC Championships (Orange Beach, Alabama)
All times are Eastern and subject to change.
All home games in bold