Colodny and Griffith Score First Career Goals in Loss to Dayton
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The South Carolina men’s soccer team dropped its final match of the Wolstein Classic Sunday afternoon (Aug. 28) to Dayton 4-2.
The Flyers jumped out to the early lead when they scored in the 3rd minute. They would add goals in the 51st and 59th minutes to extend the lead.
Carolina got on the board late when Micah Colodny found the back of the net in the 81st minute for his first collegiate goal. Logan Frost and Cristiano Bruletti were credited with assists on the play. It was the first point of Bruletti’s career.
The celebration would not last long as Dayton quickly answered back. The Gamecocks responded in kind, as Laurits Lillemose found Bryce Griffith with 12 seconds remaining in the match. The goal was Griffith’s first of his career.
In goal, Ben Alexander finished with five saves. On the day, the Flyers out-shot the Gamecocks 20-6 and 9-3 on goal. Rocky Perez and Bryce Griffith were both named to the All-Tournament Team.
Carolina returns home to host No. 1 ranked Clemson Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Prior to the match the Gamecocks will host a block party in the Athletics Village Courtyard from 5-7 p.m. The free event will include food trucks, lawn games and inflatables. The first 200 students who attend the block party will receive a t-shirt courtesy of the South Carolina Education Lottery.
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