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Nov. 12, 2009


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The first 300 South Carolina students to attend Friday’s NCAA women’s soccer tournament match between the Gamecocks and Davidson will receive free admission complements of the Lexington County Gamecock Club and the Department of Student Life.

With ticket prices set at $8 for adults and $5 for students and youth (17 and under), the Lexington County Chapter, headed by Chapter President Billy Cash, decided to provide an avenue for students to come early and cheer for the team that posted a perfect 9-0-0 record at home throughout the 2009 season. Following the Lexington County’s announcement, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jerry Brewer also announced that his department will add an additional 200 tickets to the number, making a total of 300 student tickets available for free.

The South Carolina-Davidson game is scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m., but students are encouraged to come early as the 100 tickets are expected to be used well before kickoff of the South Carolina game. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. for the first game between Rutgers and Duke. Students must enter through the Waley Street entrance of Stone Stadium.

“The Lexington County Gamecock Club is proud to support the women’s soccer program by encouraging as many students as possible to attend the first round NCAA Tournament game against Davidson this Friday,” Cash said. “By encouraging the students to attend, we will ensure a tremendous home field advantage that is well deserved for our SEC Champs!”

“Winning the SEC championship was a great accomplishment,” Brewer said. “Providing student tickets to the NCAA tournament event is important to the University community. As we have seen at the Ole Miss football game and with the Garnet Army during last year’s basketball games, the student support is a significant positive force for the Gamecocks.”

South Carolina, ranked No. 8 in the final national poll of the season, earned a No. 2 seed into the NCAA Tournament and will host Davidson (12-9-1) Friday at 7 p.m. in first round action at Stone Stadium. The Gamecocks (17-3-2) and Wildcats (12-9-1) are both looking for the first tournament wins in the history of the respective programs. Rutgers and Duke will play in the first match Friday at 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s second round game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.