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No. 12 Gamecocks Set for Second Chance at Home Opener
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No. 12 Gamecocks Set for Second Chance at Home Opener

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After having its home opener postponed due to weather back on August 19, the 12th ranked University of South Carolina women’s soccer team is ready for a second chance. The Gamecocks are set to open their home schedule when they host Boston College inside Stone Stadium Thursday, September 2, at 7 p.m.
Gameday Information
When: September 2 | 7 p.m.
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Stone Stadium (5,700)
Live StatsSouth Carolina Live Stats
Live VideoSEC Network+; Brad Muller (pxp) and Nancy Goffi (analyst)
Series History: First Meeting
#12 South Carolina Gamecocks 3-0, 0-0 SEC
Last Game: W, 2-1 at NC State (Aug. 29)
Coach: Shelley Smith | 21st Season
Goals Leader: Three tied | 2
Assists Leader: Lauren Chang | 3
Points Leader: Three tied | 4
Shots Leader: Three tied | 5
Saves Leader: Heather Hinz | 6
Boston College 4-0, 0-0 ACC
Last Game: W, 4-1 vs. UConn (Aug. 29)
Coach: Jason Lowe | 3rd Season
Goals Leader: Linda Boama | 5
Assists Leader: Four tied | 2
Points Leader: Linda Boama | 12
Shots Leader: Jenna Bike | 17
Saves Leader: Wiebke Willebrandt | 4
2021 Season Notables

  • The Gamecocks moved up four spots in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll.
  • South Carolina picked up a 2-1 win at NC State Sunday afternoon (Aug. 29).
  • Corinna Zullo scored with 45 seconds left in regulation to give the Gamecocks the road victory.
  • Eveleen Hahn also scored in the match. She and Zullo have each scored in consecutive matches.
  • Lauren Chang recorded an assist on Hahn’s goal against NC State. She has now been credited with an assist in three straight matches.
  • The Gamecocks continued their trend of using a deep bench as 21 players earned minutes in the NC State match.
  • In three matches this season, South Carolina has used 24, 22, and 21 players, respectively.
  • Hahn scored her first career goal in the 70th minute against East Carolina.
  • South Carolina was picked by the league’s coaches to finish third in the 2021 SEC regular season. The Gamecocks have not finished a season lower than third in the SEC since 2015.
  • Five Gamecocks were named to the SEC Soccer Preseason Watch List – Catherine Barry, Lauren Chang, Samantha Chang, Ryan Gareis, and Jyllissa Harris.
  • Head coach Shelley Smith returns 21 of last season’s 26 letterwinners, including the team’s top three goal scorers and four fifth-year seniors who chose to return for their bonus year of eligibility.
  • South Carolina added six freshmen to the collection of returning letterwinners, five of whom have already seen regular season game action.

All-Time Results vs. Boston College
First Meeting
Overall: 0-0
Conf: 0-0
Home: 0-0
Away: 0-0
Neutral: 0-0
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