Gamecocks Return Home for Match with Runnin' Bulldogs
Carolina hosts $2 Tuesday at Stone Stadium
COLUMBIA– Carolina returns home to square off with Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night inside of Stone Stadium. Fans can get into Tuesday night’s match for just $2.
Fans can stream the match live on Twitter (@GamecockMSoccer) and can view live stats here.
The Gamecocks were shut out in their last match out against Charlotte. Carolina lost 3-0 in the Queen City on Saturday night.
Despite being held scoreless, the Gamecocks had a plethora of chances against Charlotte, but were unable to capitalize on them.
Logan Frost leads the Gamecocks in points with five. He took over the lead in that category last Tuesday when he scored and assisted on a goal against Mercer in Carolina’s 2-1 victory.
The Gamecocks have had a different goal scorer on each of their eight goals this season.
Carolina has a knack for earning corner kicks. The Gamecocks are tied for 12th in the country with seven corner kicks per match.
Carolina owns a 3-0-0 advantage in the series’ history with Gardner-Webb. The two teams last met on Sept. 3, 2019, when the Gamecocks won 3-0.
SCOUTING THE RUNNIN’ BULLDOGS
Gardner-Webb defeated USC Upstate, 1-0, on Saturday night to earn its second win of the season. The Runnin’ Bulldogs’ lone other victory came when they defeated VMI 2-0.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs have faced two teams the Gamecocks have played this season. They beat USC Upstate, 1-0, and lost to Mercer, 4-0.
Sebastian Reventlow leads Gardner-Webb in points with five. He has scored two goals and assisted once.
Tony Setzer is the long-time head coach for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. He is in his 34th season at Gardner-Webb with a career record of 224-364-41.
Series Record: South Carolina leads 3-0-0
Last Meeting: 9/3/2019
Last South Carolina Win: 9/3/2019, 3-0
Last Gardner-Webb Win: Never
Last Tie: Never
Head Coach Tony Annan on …
… his thoughts after the match against Charlotte:
“I don’t think we played particularly poorly. I think we still created a lot of chances. We created chances when we were down 2-0 and even before that point. We didn’t take our chances early. They did take their chances early. We failed to take our chances again in the second half.”
… if he’s optimistic based on the amount of chances his team created:
“Yeah, I’m very optimistic about the future. I don’t think we’re playing poorly. I don’t think we’re a bad team. We’re just having a tough time converting possession into goals and turning chances into goals.”
… what improvements they can make going forward:
“I think we’re improving every time we play. The improvement is top to bottom. The attitude is improving. The guts and grind to win is a good sign. It’s still a process. We’re all working as hard we can.”