Aug. 19, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina claimed a tie in its second exhibition of the 2015 season with a 1-1 draw against Winthrop on Wednesday evening at Stone Stadium.
The Gamecocks put up seven shots in the final of the three 30-minute periods, making good runs that put the pressure on the Eagles. On one such run in the 83rd minute, junior Koty Millard got fouled inside the 18-yard box, bringing the penalty kick. Senior Devin L’Amoreaux stepped to the spot and put one into the net to knot the match at 1-1.
Winthrop took the initial lead in the 11th minute when Jordi Lluch redirected the secondary effort by Marco Gatzke into the goal after the Gamecocks had cleared a corner kick.
South Carolina closed strong, with a 7-1 advantage in shots in the third and a 3-0 lead in corner kicks.
New players on the pitch and the never-say-die attitude paid off in the third when Millard drew the foul in the penalty area.
South Carolina out-shot Winthrop 11-8 in the contest, helped by the 7-1 lead in the final stanza.
â€¢ Three different Gamecocks tallied two shots each, seniors Asa Kryst and Jeffrey Torda as well as junior Kurtis Turner.
â€¢ Winthrop was called for two yellow cards in the match, on Andrew Raad and Jordi Lluch, while Kryst was also booked for one for South Carolina.
â€¢ Sophomore William Pyle made three saves in the final 44 minutes of play for the Gamecocks.
Tweet of the Game:
— Patrick Clancy (@impatrickclancy) August 20, 2015
South Carolina takes on Furman in its final exhibition on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Stone Stadium. Fans have one last opportunity to see the Gamecocks for free before the regular season begins.