Gamecocks Host No. 4 UNC In Exhibition Thursday
Aug. 16, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina men’s soccer welcomes No. 4 North Carolina to the friendly confines of Stone Stadium for an exhibition match on Thursday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with free admission.
The match will mark the second of three exhibition contests for the Gamecocks before they kickoff the season on Aug. 25 at home vs. USC-Upstate. This year’s squad features 14 newcomers including five transfer student-athletes, all of whom are immediately eligible.
The Tar Heels are ranked No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll and were picked as the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference by the league’s coaches. UNC is coming off a historic season in which it advanced to the NCAA College Cup in Houston, Texas. The Tar Heels fell in the National Semifinals to eventual National Champion Stanford 10-9 in PKs. The team’s starting goalkeeper, James Pyle, is twin brothers with Carolina’s standout keeper William Pyle.
All fans planning to attend should adhere to the University of South Carolina Athletics Clear Bag Policy as stated below.