Men’s Soccer Continues Homestand Friday Night
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team continues its homestand Friday night (Sept. 8), when the Gamecocks host Queens University Charlotte at 7 p.m.
Gameday Information – #WEareCarolina
When: September 8 | 7 p.m.
Where: Columbia, S.C.
Venue: Stone Stadium (5,700)
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Series History: South Carolina leads 1-0
Last Meeting: South Carolina 2, Queens 1 | Sept. 20, 2022 | Columbia, S.C.
South Carolina Gamecocks 0-3-1, 0-0 Sun Belt
Coach: Tony Annan | 3rd Season – 10-20-7
Goal Leader: 1 | Adam Luckhurst
Assist Leader: 1 | Martin Yahia
Points Leader: 2 | Adam Luckhurst
Shots Leader: 11 | Ethan Dekel Daks
Saves Leader: 14 | Ben Alexander
Queens University Charlotte Royals 1-1, 0-0 A-Sun
Coach: Oliver Carias | 13th Season
Goal Leader: 1 | Three tied
Assist Leader: 1 | Mario Goic
Points Leader: 3 | Mario Goic
Shots Leader: 6 | Giuliano Lucca
Saves Leader: 8 | Javier Izquierdo-Cuervo
Taking the Pitch
- This will be only the second meeting between the Gamecocks and Royals.
- Carolina took the first meeting last season at Stone Stadium 3-1.
- In that match, Adam Luckhurst scored his first career brace to lead the way.
- The Royals are currently making the transition from Division II to Division I.
- This will be their second season in Division I.
- The Gamecocks enter the weekend ranked 25th in the nation in corner kicks per game at 6.75 per contest.
- This is the 45th season of South Carolina men’s soccer.
- The Gamecocks have an all-time record of 521-281-83.
- South Carolina finished the regular season last year 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.