Gamecocks Face Tough Road Test At No. 4 Wake Forest
Sept. 25, 2017
Men’s Soccer at No. 4 Wake Forest
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina (4-3-1, 0-2-1 C-USA) continues its tough nonconference schedule with a trip up north to face No. 4 Wake Forest (8-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) on Tuesday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the game televised on ACC Network Extra through WatchESPN.
The team has supported Ovarian Cancer Awareness all month long in September both at home and on the road by wearing teal warmup shirts for their matches. In addition to the shirts, the Gamecock coaching staff and support staff have been wearing teal polo shirts on the sidelines at every game.
The team’s hope is to promote awareness for this cancer and encourage women to get regular check ups. Contact your local ovarian cancer support group for more information at 888-682-7426 or visit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s website by clicking here. Remember, NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!
The teal warmup shirts worn by the team are on sale at the Russell House Bookstore, the game day store and online by clicking here.
SCOUTING No. 4 WAKE FOREST
The Demon Deacons are fresh off one of the best seasons in program history in which they fell in the NCAA Championship match to Stanford in PKs — they’ve gotten off to another stellar start in 2017 with a top-five ranking and eight wins in their first nine matches. Wake Forest is currently the No. 2 scoring offense in the country at 2.89 goals per game. They lead the nation in assists per game (3.67), points per game (9.44) and shots on goal per game (8.33) — they’ve also outscored opponents 26-6 and have notched four straight shuout victories. Their attack has been well-balanced with 11 different players scoring goals. Jon Bakero leads the team with 19 points (5G, 9A). Luis Argudo leads the team with nine goals. Andreu Cases Mundet has started all nine of the team’s contest tallying 13 saves (.684 save percentage) and a .650 goals against average with four shutouts.
The Gamecocks return home to square off with instate foe Coastal Carolina (3-5-0, 0-1-0 Sun Belt) on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Chanticleers, an NCAA Tournament team a year ago, were preseason ranked No. 19 in the United Coaches Poll.