Gamecocks Open Home Schedule Sunday Against Gardner-Webb
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team kicks off its home schedule Sunday (Aug 27), when the Gamecocks host Gardner-Webb at noon. The game time was moved up due to inclement weather in the forecast.
Gameday Information – #WEareCarolina
When: August 27 | 12 p.m.
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Stone Stadium (5,700)
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Series History: South Carolina leads 4-0
Last Meeting: South Carolina 1, Gardner-Webb 0 | Sept. 28, 2021 | Columbia, S.C.
South Carolina Gamecocks 0-0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt
Coach: Tony Annan | 3rd Season – 10-17-7
Goal Leader: 1 | Adam Luckhurst
Assist Leader: 1 | Martin Yahia
Points Leader: 2 | Adam Luckhurst
Shots Leader: 2 | Kasper Lehm and Ethan Dekel Daks
Saves Leader: 5 | Ben Alexander
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs 1-0-0, 0-0-0 Big South
Coach: Scott Wells | 1st Season
Goal Leader: 1 | Leonardo Andrade
Assist Leader: 1 | Caio Hughes
Points Leader: 2 | Leonardo Andrade
Shots Leader: 4 | Jaylen Orr
Saves Leader: 2 | Alan Johnson
Taking the Pitch
- The Gamecocks have won all four regular season meetings with the Bulldogs.
- The two teams earned a 1-1 draw last season in an exhibition match in Columbia.
- All four previous regular season matches have taken place in Columbia.
- The first meeting came on October 15, 2001, in a 5-0 win for the Gamecocks.
- South Carolina has out-scored Gardner-Webb 11-3 in the series, including a pair of shutouts.
- Carolina earned a 1-1 draw on opening night, only the third opening-night draw in program history (2022 and 1982).
- This is the 45th season of South Carolina men’s soccer.
- The Gamecocks have an all-time record of 521-278-83.
- South Carolina finished the regular season last season leading the nation in average attendance with 2,839 fans per game.
- The Gamecocks begin their second season in the Sun Belt Conference.
- Carolina was picked to finish fifth in the conference by the coaches.
- The roster features 10 newcomers; five transfers and five true freshmen.
- They return eight starters from a season ago, including four starters in the defensive end.
- The team return Adam Luckhurst who led the Gamecocks in every offensive category.
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.
The best season ticket deal in town is back for the 2023 men’s and women’s soccer season. For only $25 for adults and $10 for youth (17 and under), season ticket holders will receive admission to all men’s and women’s regular-season home games at Stone Stadium. Fans can also upgrade their season tickets to include this year’s limited-edition Gamecock Soccer Scarf for an additional $10. To purchase season tickets, visit: https://bit.ly/467kywH.