No. 12 South Carolina to Face Jacksonville for Home Opener
GAMEDAY INFO – SUNDAY, AUG. 20
📍 Columbia, SC
⏰ 1 p.m. (EST)
COLUMBIA, SC – The 12th-ranked South Carolina women’s soccer team (0-0-1) is set for its home opener Sunday, taking on the Jacksonville Dolphins (1-0-0) at 1:00 p.m. in Stone Stadium.
LAST TIME OUT
The Gamecocks took on local foe No. 25 Clemson on the road to open up the 2023 season, giving a hard-fought effort to take down the Tigers but ultimately faced a 0-0 draw. South Carolina and Clemson have now tied in the last two meetings, and hold a 3-3-2 record with one another through the last eight games. Senior forward Cat Barry tallied three of the team’s five shots on the night, and fifth-year keeper Heather Hinz recorded three saves.
SCOUTING THE DOLPHINS
Sunday’s meeting with Jacksonville will be just the third all-time. The Gamecocks currently lead the series 2-0, and last faced the Dolphins in 2019 emerging victorious with a 6-0 win. The six goals were the most for South Carolina since racking up seven against Alabama State in 2016 (Nov. 11).
The Dolphins most recently took down Alabama State on their own Friday night (Aug. 18), coming out with a 4-1 win. Jacksonville saw goals from their youngsters, with freshmen Nya Bridgewater, Ines Martin and Lillian Young, and sophomore Anya Black each finding the back of the net.
Gamecock fans will be able to utilize free parking in the grass lot located behind the Athletics Village Parking Garage (1300 Heyward Street) or overflow parking located at the Roost (201 South Marion). Fans will also have the option to park at any of the City of Columbia metered spots located around Stone Stadium (subject to fees required through the ParkMobile app). The Athletics Village Parking Garage will not be available.
🔥 Heat Management 🔥
South Carolina Athletics wants fans to stay safe, hydrated, and cool by implementing its heat management plan so there are more opportunities for fans to have access to water.
Fans are now permitted to bring one (1) empty and clear plastic disposable bottle of water per person OR one (1) sealed clear plastic disposable bottle of water into the stadium (i.e., a Dasani water bottle). This policy will allow fans to stay hydrated on their walk to Stone Stadium and refill their bottle upon entering. All glass bottles are still strictly prohibited in Stone Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to keep up with in game updates on Twitter and Instagram, @GamecockWSoccer.