Men’s Soccer Hosts James Madison for Sunday Matinee
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team returns to Stone Stadium Sunday, October 23, when the Gamecocks host James Madison at 3 p.m. Sunday’s match will be the first meeting between the two programs. Students attending the game will receive double points and the first 200 students will receive free pizza.
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When: October 23 | 3 p.m.
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Stone Stadium (5,700)
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Series History: First meeting
South Carolina Gamecocks 5-5-3, 1-2-2 Sun Belt
Coach: Tony Annan | 2nd Season – 10-14-5
Goal Leader: 3 | Adam Luckhurst
Assist Leader: 4 | Adam Luckhurst
Points Leader: 10 | Adam Luckhurst
Shots Leader: 24 | Adam Luckhurst
Saves Leader: 42 | Ben Alexander
James Madison Dukes 5-6-3, 1-2-2 Sun Belt
Coach: Paul Zazenski | 5th Season
Goal Leader: 4 | Cameron Arnold
Assist Leader: 3 | Kevin Larsson
Points Leader: 10 | Cameron Arnold
Shots Leader: 25 | Ethan Taylor
Saves Leader: 48 | Sebastian Conlon
Taking the Pitch
- This is the first meeting between the two programs.
- Despite the two sides having played soccer for a combined 100 years,
- James Madison was a part of the Colonial Athletic Association since its inception in 1979, before joining the Sun Belt this year.
- The Gamecocks and Dukes have both won over 500 matches in their program history, combining for 1,074 victories.
- The lone common opponent on the season outside of conference play is Gardner Webb. The Gamecocks tied them 1-1 in an exhibition, while JMU won 2-1 on Oct. 8.
- Two Gamecocks have scored a brace this season, Adam Luckhurst and Logan Frost.
- 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.