Sept. 25, 2009
DAVIDSON, N.C. – The University of South Carolina men’s soccer team (4-2-1) suffered a 4-1 loss to Davidson (6-1-0) on Friday evening at Alumni Field in Davidson. Junior midfielder Mike Lindsay scored the lone Carolina goal in the match.
Despite the loss, South Carolina held a 16-11 advantage in shots in the match led by sophomore midfielder Danny Cates with five. Lindsay tallied three shots, including his first goal of the season and junior striker Sam Arthur added four shots. Alex Caskey led the Wildcat attack with two goals in the match, including the game-winning tally on a penalty kick in the 39th minute. Charlie Reiter and Yannick Pilgrim each added a goal for Davidson.
Defensively, Gamecock goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer collected one save, while allowing four goals. Wildcat netminder Chip Sanders tallied four saves, allowing one Carolina goal in the match.
Pilgrim tallied the first Wildcat goal in the 23rd minute, while Caskey followed with the eventual game winner in the 39th minute on a penalty kick opportunity to send Davidson into the halftime intermission with a 2-0 upperhand.
Caskey scored his second goal of the match in the 62nd minute to push the Wildcat lead to 3-0, before Lindsay scored the lone Carolina goal unassisted in the 74th minute to near the score at 3-1. Lindsay sent a bullet over the head of Sanders from 30 yards out for the score.
Reiter scored the final Wildcat goal in the 81st minute for the final 4-1 decision.
South Carolina continues non-conference action when it travels to face ACC foe NC State next Tuesday, Sept. 29. Start time for the match is set for 7 p.m. in Raleigh.