Sept. 4, 2006
The South Carolina men’s soccer team (2-1-0) will look for its third straight win on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in a match against Centenary College (1-1-0) at Stone Stadium. The match is part of a Carolina soccer doubleheader. The Gamecock women’s team will take on The Citadel at 5 p.m. and the men’s match will immediately follow at approximately 7 p.m.
A live audio broadcast and live Gametracker stats will be available on USCsports.com, the official web site of Gamecock Athletics.
Tuesday night is “Can Centenary Night” at Stone Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item for Harvest Hope Food Bank. With a canned food item admission is $3. The first 250 fans will also receive a Gamecock Soccer keychain.
South Carolina shut out a pair of opponents on the road last week. The Gamecocks defeated Wofford, 2-0, on Monday in Spartanburg before traveling to Williamsburg, Va., and collecting a 1-0 win over William and Mary on Saturday night.
South Carolina and Centenary, located in Shreveport, La., will play for the first time on Tuesday. The Gents bring a 1-1-0 record to Columbia, including a 2-1 loss to Central Arkansas and a 2-0 Belhaven College.
Currently, sophomore David Smith leads the Gamecocks with five points on two goals and an assist. Preseason Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year Mike Sambursky has four points on one goal and as assist. Sambursky scored the game-winner against William and Mary on an assist from Smith.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Gustavson, a preseason All-America pick by Soccer America, sports a 1.33 goals-against average to go with eight saves and two shutouts.
Tuesday’s match kicks off a busy week in which South Carolina will play three matches at home. Carolina hosts the adidas/Gamecock Classic this weekend with two matches on Friday, Sept. 8, and two on Sunday, Sept. 10. Winthrop will play Alabama A&M on Friday at 5 p.m. and South Carolina takes on Temple at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Winthrop and Temple meet in an Noon match and the Gamecocks face Alabama A&M at 2:30 p.m.