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Sept. 26, 2014

Printable Final Stats Get Acrobat Reader | Final Stats COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina (4-4, 0-1 C-USA) dominated possession and offensive opportunities on Friday night at Stone Stadium, but Marshall (2-3-2, 1-0-0 C-USA) came away with a 1-0 win in the 93rd minute with Daniel Jodah scoring the golden goal.

Jodah put pressure on the Gamecock defense early in the overtime period, and the head attempt back to the keeper got away from everyone, allowing Jodah to shoot the ball into the net past a lunging defender trying to make the last-gasp save. Jodah’s second goal of the season gave the Thundering Herd a 1-0 victory in their only shot on goal.

South Carolina outshot Marshall 19-9 in the contest, including 9-2 in the second half when the Gamecocks had numerous good scoring chances. In the 51st minute, sophomore midfielder Kurtis Turner missed high after a beautiful setup from redshirt freshman forward Mikkel Knudsen, who put the ball in the middle of the box about 14 yards away for Turner.

Junior midfielder Jeffrey Torda sent a strong shot toward goal from 22 yards away in the 68th that Herd goalkeeper Dominik Reining saved, one of six he had in the contest. A minute later, Torda redirected a dangerous bounding ball near the goal line that was heading toward the Gamecock goal.

Another second-half chance came from sophomore midfielder Koty Millard, who got a one-on-one chance against Reining in the 79th that sailed high. Four of the Gamecocks’ second-half chances went over the crossbar.

The Gamecocks had opportunities in the first half, the first great one coming when Knudsen and Torda worked a give-and-go that Reining snatched away from the toes of the home team. Sophomore forward Eli Dent sent a nice shot toward goal in the 26th that Reining hit up in the air before catching it for the save. And in the final minute of the half, the Gamecocks had a corner kick and free kick within 15 seconds of each other, with the free kick going right to Reining’s arms.

Marshall had one other chance in the overtime that nearly ended things 44 seconds earlier. Tommy Trupo tried a bicycle kick that hit the crossbar earlier in the 93rd minute.

Game Changer:
Miscommunication from the Gamecocks allowed the golden goal, the Gamecocks’ sixth loss to Marshall in 10 all-time meetings.

Key Stat:
The Gamecock defense did not allow a shot on goal until the 93rd minute of the contest.


  • South Carolina also led in corner kicks 6-1 as well as the 19-9 lead in shots.
  • Junior midfielder Ryan Arambula played all 93 minutes in his first start of the season and had a team-high four shots.
  • Also playing all 93 in his second start was freshman defender Clay Rittershaus.
  • Jodah had four of Marshall’s nine shots and drew the only caution of the match in the 45th minute.
  • The Gamecocks fell in their Conference USA opener for just the third time in 10 years.

South Carolina Head Coach Mark Berson

We made a bad mistake, and it cost us.

Up Next:
The Gamecocks host Georgia State from the Sun Belt on Tuesday night at 7 p.m., the third in a four-game homestand at Stone Stadium.