Nov. 7, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team has earned the No. 4 seed in the 2010 Conference USA Tournament and will play No. 5 seed UAB on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, hosted by Memphis. South Carolina earned a 3-2 victory over the Blazers in regular-season play earlier this season. Entering Wednesday’s match, South Carolina owns a 6-3-1 upperhand in the all-time series with UAB.
South Carolina and UAB battled in a thrilling match, the first of the C-USA season for the Gamecocks on Oct. 2. The Gamecocks earned a come-from-behind win over the Blazers in the match, twice overcoming a one-goal deficit to earn the 3-2 victory. Senior forward Blake Brettschneider and senior defender Will Traynor each scored one goal for Carolina, while freshman midfielder Bradlee Baladez earned the game winner.
Six of the league’s top nine teams advance to the tournament, which will begin on Wednesday with first-round matches at 6 and 8:30 p.m. ET. The top two teams in the conference – SMU and UCF – will receive first-round byes into the semifinals, while the No. 3 through 6 seeds compete on Wednesday. The semifinals will be played Friday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. ET. The championship match is slated for 2 p.m. ET on Sunday and will be aired on the CBS College Sports Network.
The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the tournament will be streamed through the C-USA All-Access package. Updates, box scores, recaps, photos and more will be available on Conference USA’s official website.
The complete tournament schedule is listed below:
2010 CONFERENCE USA MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday, November 10
Match 1 – (4) South Carolina vs. (5) UAB – 6:00 p.m.
Match 2 – (3) Kentucky vs. (6) Tulsa – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, November 12
Match 3 – (1) SMU vs. South Carolina/UAB winner – 6:00 p.m.
Match 4 – (2) UCF vs. Kentucky/Tulsa winner – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 (Final)
Match 5 – Semifinals Winners – 2:00 p.m. (CBS College Sports)
Times listed in Eastern