Men's Soccer Opens Season with Exhibition vs Duke
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team opens its exhibition schedule when the Gamecocks host the 12th ranked Duke Blue Devils at Stone Stadium Saturday, August 13, at 6 p.m. Admission to the match is free and open to the public.
When: August 13 | 6: p.m. ET
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Stone Stadium (5,700)
Series History: Tied 9-9-2
Last Meeting: South Carolina 1, Duke 0 (OT) | November 21, 2010 | Columbia, S.C.
The match will be the first opportunity for Gamecock fans to experience the new upgrades to Stone Stadium that include the Boiling Family Video Board and lighting system. Saturday’s match will also be one of five men’s home matches where fans will be able to purchase beer.
“This season is about taking steps forward, making progress, and evolving,” head coach Tony Annan said. “Playing teams like Duke will show us where we are, and where we need to be, we are looking forward to the challenge”
This will be Carolina’s first season in the Sun Belt Conference, where they will play eight league matches. In his second season with Gamecocks, Annan returns 10 players from last year’s squad that finished 5-9-2. The Gamecocks return all three of their Conference USA All-League selections from last season. Peter Clement was named a Second Team All-Conference player, Logan Frost was named to the All-Conference Third Team, and Harrison Myring was named to the All-Freshman team.
The squad will feature 18 newcomers, which includes five transfers and 13 true freshmen. A complete analysis of the newcomers can be found here.
The best season ticket deal in town is back for the 2022 men’s and women’s soccer season. For only $25 for adults and $10 for youth (17 and under), season ticket holders will receive admission to all men’s and women’s regular-season home games at Stone Stadium. Fans can also upgrade their season tickets to include this year’s limited-edition Gamecock Soccer Scarf for an additional $10. To purchase season tickets, visit: https://fevo.me/soccer22.
For the latest on men’s soccer, visit GamecocksOnline.com or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @GamecockMSoccer, Facebook /GamecockMSoccer, and Instagram @GamecockMSoccer.