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Gamecocks Open Conference USA Slate with Match Against Chanticleers
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Gamecocks Open Conference USA Slate with Match Against Chanticleers

Stone Stadium also hosts First Responders Night

COLUMBIA– Carolina welcomes Coastal Carolina for a matchup with the Chanticleers to kick off the Gamecocks’ conference schedule of matches. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday night inside of Stone Stadium.

It is also First Responder Night at Stone Stadium. All military personnel and first responders receive free admission with proper identification. Fans can buy tickets here.


The Gamecocks are coming off the heels of 2-1 defeat against Presbyterian on Tuesday night.

Parker League scored in the match against the Blue Hose. It was League’s first goal of the season and the first of his career.

Peter Clement assisted on League’s goal off a corner kick. Clement extended his team lead in points with four (one goal, two assists).

The Gamecocks are tied for ninth in the country in corner kicks per game. Carolina is averaging 8.25 corner kicks through four matches.


The Chanticleers have one off the most effective keepers in the country with Joey Batrouni. He is sixth in the country with 6.67 saves per game and is tied for 43rd in the country in Save Percentage with a mark of 0.833.

The Chanticleers earned a result in their last match. They drew against No. 7 Marshall, 3-3.

Coastal Carolina has earned two draws in its first two conference matches. They drew against No. 7 Marshall and No. 14 Kentucky.

Shaun Docking is the head coach for Coastal Carolina. He boasts a 295-139-42 record through 23 seasons in Conway.

Series Record: Coastal Carolina leads 9-3-1
Last Meeting: 9/30/2017
Last South Carolina Win: 11/7/2015, 1-0
Last Coastal Carolina Win: 9/30/2017, 2-0
Last Tie: 9/16/1980, 2-2 (OT)

Head Coach Tony Annan on …
what he has been focusing on with his team:
“We’re just getting back to basics and getting our game plan together to go into another game. That’s been the focus, just recovering and getting ready for another game.”

what he expects from Coastal Carolina:
“They’re a good team. We’ve got to give them a bit of respect because they’re a good team. They’re going to make it difficult to play, so we’re expecting a tough game.”

his thoughts on the crowds this season:
“The crowd has been great. They’ve been behind the team. I would encourage them to keep coming and keep supporting the team and making Stone Stadium a difficult place to play for years to come.”