Gamecocks host Georgia Southern In Conference Opener
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team opens conference play when the Gamecocks host Georgia Southern Saturday, September 24 at noon. Admission to the game will be free for all spectators.
Gameday Information – #WEareCarolina
When: September 24 | Noon
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Stone Stadium (5,700)
Tickets: Free admission
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Series History: South Carolina leads 7-0-2
Last Meeting: South Carolina 3, Georgia Southern 1 | October 12, 2021 | Columbia, S.C.
South Carolina Gamecocks 4-3-1, 0-0 Sun Belt
Coach: Tony Annan | 2nd Season – 9-12-3
Goal Leader: 3 | Adam Luckhurst
Assist Leader: 2 | Four tied
Points Leader: 8 | Adam Luckhurst
Shots Leader: 15 | Adam Luckhurst
Saves Leader: 30 | Ben Alexander
Georgia Southern Eagles 1-6, 0-1 Sun Belt
Coach: John Murphy | 7th Season
Goal Leader: 2 | Manuel Prieto
Assist Leader: 1 | Four tied
Points Leader: 4 | Manuel Prieto
Shots Leader: 13 | Segundo Navarro
Saves Leader: 19 | Dagoberto Romero
Taking the Pitch
- The two teams have met each of the last four seasons.
- The Gamecocks lead the all-time series 7-0-2. The two ties came in 1997 and 2019.
- South Carolina has out-scored the Eagles 28-9.
- The first meeting between the Gamecocks and Eagles came on Oct. 20, 1982, with the Gamecocks winning 4-0.
- Carolina has never been shutout in the series, while the Gamecocks have earned three shutouts (1982, 1991, 2020).
- Current Gamecocks Logan Frost and Brian Banahan scored in last season’s victory.
- Adam Luckhurst became the first player since 2018 to record a goal and two assists in a match when he did so against Winthrop.
- Rocky Perez and Bryce Griffith were named to the Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team.
- Freshman goalkeeper Ben Alexander was named to the Canadian U-20 team, where he started three matches during the 2022 Concacaf Men’s U-20 Championship.
- The roster features 17 newcomers; five transfers and 12 true freshmen.
- The team returns 10 players from the 2021 squad, including All-Conference performers Peter Clement, Logan Frost, and Harrison Myring.
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.