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South Carolina Faces Marshall on Saturday in Huntington
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South Carolina Faces Marshall on Saturday in Huntington

Sept. 15, 2017

Men’s Soccer at Marshall

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina (3-2-0, 0-1-0 C-USA) heads north this weekend for its first road match in Conference USA play against Marshall (4-2-0, 0-1-0 C-USA). Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex on Saturday.

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“Conference games always bring out the highest alertness level and excitement. Of course going on the road is always a challenge. Marshall is a very good team this year. They have a new coach and some new excitement in the program. They’re off to a real good start. They’ve scored a bunch of goals, and they appear to be well on their way to having a good season. It’ll be a tough game. ” — head coach Mark Berson


The Thundering Herd are led by first year head coach Chris Grassie. He comes to Marshall after spending six successful seasons at University of Charleston (W. Va.). In six seasons, he won 99 games and led the Golden Eagles to two NCAA Division II runner-up finishes. The Herd return 13 players from their 2016 squad and have 15 newcomers on their roster. They were picked to finish eighth in the league by the C-USA coaches in the preseason poll. Freshman Lewis Knight has been outstanding for Marshall so far in 2017 as he leads C-USA in points with 13 (6G, 1A) and goals with six. Knight gets a lot of chances as he also leads the league in shots with 20. Junior Ben Martinez and senior Nate Himes have both seen action in the net this season. Martinez has started two games and is 1-1, while Himes has started four contest and is 3-1. Himes has posted 11 saves and allowed just three goals in his four starts.


South Carolina returns home on Tuesday, Sept. 19, for a showdown with No. 15 Furman (5-0-0, 0-0-0 SoCon). The Paladins are led by Gamecock soccer legend Doug Allison. Another Gamecock great is also on Furman’s staff in goalkeeper coach Charlie Arndt. Carolina remains at home and will face New Mexico (4-2-0, 0-0-0 C-USA) on Friday night at 7 p.m. in the team’s annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Match. All fans who wear teal will receive $1 admission.