Gamecocks Earn 1-1 Draw With Chanticleers
CONWAY, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team picked up a point in the Sun Belt Conference standings Friday night (Oct. 14), as the Gamecocks earned a 1-1 draw at Coastal Carolina. The Gamecocks now stand at 5-4-3 on the year and 1-1-2 in the conference.
It was a defensive battle in the first half as both sides limited the quality shot opportunities. The lone shot on goal came by the Chanticleers in the 14th minute that goalkeeper Ben Alexander was able to knock away. Alexander finished with three saves in the match.
The Gamecocks’ first shot on goal came off the foot of Adam Luckhurst a minute into the second half. Ten minutes in, the Chanticleers scored off a set piece from a throw in to take an early lead.
South Carolina responded in the 71st minute on Peter Clement’s first goal of the season. Will Crain sent a long ball across the middle. Luckhurst was able to deflect the ball at the top of the box to a wide open Clement on the right side, who beat the Coastal keeper to the far side. It was Clement’s eighth goal of his career. The assist was Crain’s second of the year, while Luckhurst added to his team lead with his fourth.
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The Gamecocks return to action at Old Dominion October 19 for a 7 p.m. match.