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Oct. 16, 2008

South Carolina vs. Memphis | 7 p.m.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina men’s soccer team is set to host the Memphis Tigers on Friday in a Conference USA match at Stone Stadium at 7 p.m. The Gamecocks hold a 6-4-2 overall mark, with a 1-1-1 league record entering Friday’s match, while the Tigers are 4-8-0 with a 2-2-0 C-USA tally. South Carolina currently ranks fifth in league standings with four points, while the Tigers are fourth with six points. South Carolina holds a 2-0-2 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools, which dates back to the 2005 season. The teams drew a 1-1 tie last season in Memphis, while the Gamecocks won the previous two meetings.

• South Carolina looks to snap a two-game winless streak, having tied SMU on Oct. 8 and lost to Kentucky on Oct. 12.
• Sophomore sensation Sam Arthur has a team-best 10 goals in 12 contests this year. He has also contributed three assists for a total of 23 points.
• Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer has led Carolina to six shutouts this season, a career-best for the sophomore netminder.

The University of South Carolina men’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss at Kentucky on Sunday in Conference USA action. The loss dropped Carolina’s record to 6-4-2, with a 1-1-1 mark in league action, while the Wildcats improved to 6-4-2, with a 2-1 C-USA mark. The shutout against the Gamecocks marked just the second contest this season that South Carolina has not scored at least once. South Carolina held a slight 10-9 advantage in shots and a 6-3 upperhand in corner kicks for the game. A trio of Gamecocks contributed two shots in the match.

Memphis enters Friday’s contest having won three of its last five matches, including a 2-1 upset of then-No. 15 SMU, and a second C-USA win over FIU. The Tigers have had their share of troubles this season, dropping five consecutive matches to open the month of September, before snapping the streak with a 2-0 win over Missouri State on Sept. 24. Brian Farrell leads the squad with three goals on the year, while goalkeeper Michael Goodlett owns a 1.37 goals against average, having played the majority of minutes in net for the Tigers.