Oct. 31, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Gamecock men’s soccer team (7-7-3, 2-3-2) suffered a 2-1 loss to visiting Marshall (9-6-1, 5-2-0) in Conference USA action at Stone Stadium on Saturday. Junior defender Will Traynor scored the Gamecock goal in the match, his second of the season.
South Carolina held a 14-9 upperhand in shots in the match led by junior midfielder Blake Brettschneider with four. Sam Arthur contributed three, and Traynor, Danny Cates and Mike Lindsay added two apiece. Senior defenders Tyler Ruthven and Mario Burstein picked up the double-assist on Carolina’s goal.
Defender Aaron Dini tallied the first Marshall goal of the match, while goalkeeper Daniel Winthrow picked up the game-winning tally on a long free kick opportunity late in the second half. Tom Jackson picked up an assist on Dini’s goal.
South Carolina goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer collected two saves, while allowing two goals, and Winthrow picked up a game-best six saves in the win.
Dini gave Marshall a one-goal lead in the 22nd minute that lasted through the halftime break. The team’s traded possession early in the second half before Traynor sent home the equalizer in the 54th minute, hitting a shot past Winthrow for the 1-1 score. Following a Marshall foul, Burstein sent a high cross into the Thundering Herd defensive third that Ruthven deflected to Traynor for the goal.
Winthrow scored on a long free-kick opportunity late in the match for the deciding 2-1 Marshall upperhand.
South Carolina concludes the regular season when it travels to face Memphis on Nov. 7. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET.