Oct. 20, 2004
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The No. 15 University of South Carolina men’s soccer team fell to College of Charleston, 3-0, at Patriot’s Point in Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday night. The Gamecocks’ record slipped to 8-4-1 with the loss while the Cougars captured their fifth straight win and improved to 10-4-0.
The Cougars got on the scoreboard just over 15 minutes into the match when Troy Lesesne scored an unassisted goal. In the 31st minute, George Grygar found the back of the net on an assist from Jeremy Gold and College of Charleston secured a 2-0 lead heading into the halftime break.
USC had shown a penchant for fighting its way back from a deficit this season, but it was not to be Wednesday night. The Cougars pushed their lead to 3-0 in the 80th minute as Tony Myers found paydirt on an assist from Lesesne.
The Gamecocks’ recent inability to find their scoring punch continued as they failed to find the back of the net for the third straight match.
South Carolina sophomore goalkeeper Brad Guzan registered a career-high 13 saves. USC was out-shot, 26-15, but attempted seven corner kicks to just three for the Cougars. For College of Charleston, goalie Keith Wiggans collected five saves in the shutout effort. Michael Sambursky led USC with five shots.
South Carolina will conclude its three-match road trip on Saturday at UNC-Wilmington. That match is set for 7 p.m. at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.