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Nov. 13, 2010

Coach Berson Previews Tulsa

The fourth-seeded South Carolina men’s soccer team (11-6-2) will face sixth-seeded Tulsa (11-5-2) in the finals of the 2010 Conference USA Tournament on Sunday in Memphis at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The winner of the contest will receive an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The contest will be televised live at 2 p.m. ET on CBS College Sports with Jason Knapp and Richard Broad on the call.

South Carolina defeated Tulsa, 1-0, in the 2005 final round of the C-USA Tournament to win the tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Date: Sunday, November 14, 2010
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Stadium: Mike Rose Soccer Complex
Series: Tulsa leads 4-3-2
Television: CBS College Sports
Live Stats:

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South Carolina Advances To C-USA Tournament Finals
Will Traynor’s header goal at 49:50 propelled the fourth-seeded Gamecocks past top-seeded and No. 5-ranked SMU by a 2-1 score Friday in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament. South Carolina (11-6-2) heads to the C-USA Tournament finals for the first time since 2005. In 2005, the Gamecocks defeated Tulsa 1-0 to win the conference title. The Mustangs (15-2-0) struck first in the contest with Arthur Ivo’s eighth goal of the season at 29:50 from just inside the 18 off a feed from Kekoa Osorio. Carolina responded with just two seconds remaining in the first half when C-USA Co-MVP and Co-Offensive Player of the Year Blake Brettschneider tallied his team-leading seventh goal of the year. Sam Arthur earned his second assist of the season on the score. Traynor’s second game-winner of the season came on a corner kick from Stephen Morrissey. Morrissey lofted a perfect ball to Traynor directly in front of the goal and the senior’s header caught the right corner for his sixth goal of the year. The Gamecocks’ offensive attack earned them a 16-9 advantage in shots, seven of which were on goal. Brettschneider led the way with five shots and four on goal. Bradley Baladez took four shots as well. South Carolina’s win against SMU marked its second win of the season versus a top-five opponent. On Oct. 9, the Gamecocks recorded a 1-0 shutout over then-No. 5 Tulsa.

Gamecocks Overcome Own Goal, Defeat UAB In C-USA Quarterfinals
South Carolina earned a 2-1 win over UAB in the quarterfinal round of the C-USA Tournament on Wednesday. It was the Gamecocks’ second win over the Blazers this season, as Carolina earned a 3-2 win over UAB in the C-USA opener for both schools in early October. In Wednesday’s victory, junior midfielder Stephen Morrissey scored Carolina’s first goal on an assist from senior forward Blake Brettschneider, while Brettschneider followed with the game winner late in the contest to secure the win. South Carolina held a 16-11 upperhand in shots in the contest including a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. South Carolina goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer collected one save in the match.

South Carolina is ranked No. 19 in this week’s NCAA RPI. The Gamecocks have been ranked in the top 20 for every RPI report this season, topping out at No. 15. SMU, Carolina’s opponent on Sunday in Tulsa is ranked No. 22.