Gamecocks Fall on the Road to Commodores 2-1
NASHVILLE, TN – The No. 24 South Carolina women’s soccer team (9-3-3) fell on the road to Vanderbilt (9-2-3) Friday, 2-1. The Gamecocks now move to 4-3-0 in conference play.
Breaking Down the Action
The first half was relatively quiet on both sides, with South Carolina putting up three shots to Vanderbilt’s two. Each team recorded three corners in the first 45, and one shot on goal.
The second half saw more action, with the Gamecocks more than tripling their shots from the first period. In the 73rd minute of play, a pass from Micah Bryant on the right side up to fellow freshman Shae O’Rourke allowed her to find the back of the net and put South Carolina up 1-0.
Less than two minutes later, a foul on senior Camryn Dixon in the box set up a penalty kick for the Commodores, where Ella Shamburger was able to capitalize and tie things at 1-1. Five minutes after the goal, Vanderbilt was able to find success once again through Raegan Kelley with an assist from Alex Kerr in the 78th minute to put themselves on top 2-1.
The Gamecocks will return home to Columbia to take on Texas A&M on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m in Stone Stadium.