Carolina Men's Soccer Opens Homestand Against Presbyterian
The Gamecocks start a four-match stretch of events at Stone Stadium on Tuesday night
COLUMBIA– Carolina men’s soccer returns to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night against Presbyterian College inside of Stone Stadium. The Gamecocks are coming off a 5-0 loss to Clemson where Carolina played two men down for a majority of the match. Ticket information can be found here.
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Peter Clement, Lorenzo Nagy, Brian Banahan and Christian Kraus all netted a goal for Carolina on Aug. 29. They are all tied for the season-lead in goals.
Clement added an assist on Aug. 29 as well. The sophomore captain leads Carolina in points with three.
Tristan Himes has made 15 saves through the first three matches. At his current pace of five saves per game, he is on track for 80 saves this season. That mark would rank him second in school history among freshmen.
Himes is tied for 25th nationally with five saves per game.
SCOUTING THE BLUE HOSE
Presbyterian comes into the match with a 1-1-1 record. The Blue Hose’s last match was a 1-0 victory against VMI.
Presbyterian is one of just 20 teams to have netted one goal this season.
Jaume Rubio was the goal scorer for the Blue Hose on Saturday night. The goal came unassisted. Rubio is the only player for Presbyterian to record a point this season.
Jonathan Potter is Presbyterian’s head coach. He is in his sixth season and has a record of 32-49-12.
Series Record: South Carolina leads 12-01
Last Meeting: 10/1/2019
Last South Carolina Win: 10/1/19, 4-2
Last Presbyterian Win: Never
Last Tie: 9/2/2008, 1-1 (2OT)
Head Coach Tony Annan on …
… playing down two men for a majority of the match:
“Obviously, it hurts the game. It spoils the game a little bit. It was looking like it was going to be a very good game of football. When you go one man down, it’s difficult, but when you’re two men down, it’s nearly impossible to get a result. I was incredibly proud of my boys and the work they put in. Obviously I’m disappointed to lose games, but I’m leaving here very proud of my team.”
… if being two men down brought the team together:
“I believe so. I believe it got us together in the locker room. The boys were really together.”