Gamecocks To Finish Road Swing At Charlotte
Carolina hits the road Friday to face ranked opponent
COLUMBIA, S.C. —- South Carolina men’s soccer closes out a two-match road swing Friday when it travels to Charlotte to face the 11th-ranked 49ers. Kickoff from Transamerica Field is set for 7:00 p.m. on C-USA TV.
The Gamecocks will look to earn a win over a ranked opponent for the third-straight year.
Carolina comes into the match looking to rebound from a 2-0 defeat at the hands of 13th-ranked UCF on Sunday in Orlando. Senior Tucker Monheimer will look to continue his quick start to his final year in the Garnet and Black. Monheimer has finished four of the team’s eight goals this year, three of which were game winners.
Head coach Mark Berson enters his 42nd season as head coach for Carolina. He’s been the only coach for the program since its first season in 1978. He is the active wins leader in NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer with 511 career victories and is one of just four coaches all-time to hit the 500-win plateau.
- Fans can watch the match on Sunday on C-USA TV with the link found here and at the top of the story.
CHARLOTTE SERIES NOTES
- Carolina leads the all-time series 15-9-4, including a 9-2-2 mark on the road against the 49ers.
- Charlotte has had the series of late, taking five of the past seven matches.
- The Gamecocks own the longest-winning streak in the series, winning four straight from 2005-2011.
- Carolina’s last win in Charlotte came in 2013 with a 2-1 victory.
- The Gamecocks own six shutouts in the series that dates back to 1982.
- Charlotte outscored their first six opponents 10-3.
- Goalkeeper Elliot Panicco record his 30th career shutout recently, which set a new school record for the 49ers.
- Teddy Chaouche has led the way with five goals in seven games. He has 13 points with three assists. 10 of his 15 shots have been shots on goal.
- Seven different 49ers have recorded at least one goal this season.
- Kevin Langan returns to the sidelines once more to lead Charlotte. He took over in the Queen City in 2012. Was the associate head coach for the 49ers before taking over as head coach.
- Once again, fans can get the best deal in town for season tickets. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and get you into ALL 20 soccer matches at Stone Stadium this fall. To purchase, visit gamecocksonline.com/soccertix.
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