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Men’s Soccer Opens Conference Play at Kentucky
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Men’s Soccer Opens Conference Play at Kentucky

South Carolina Gamecocks (1-3-1, 0-0)
South Carolina Gamecocks (1-3-1, 0-0)
#24 Kentucky Wildcats (3-2, 0-0)
#24 Kentucky Wildcats (3-2, 0-0)
Lexington, Ky. | Bell Soccer Complex

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The South Carolina men’s soccer team kicks off Sun Belt Conference play Friday night (Sept. 15), when the Gamecocks travel to 24th ranked Kentucky for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Gameday Information – #WEareCarolina
: September 15 | 7:30 p.m.
: Lexington, Ky.
: Bell Soccer Complex (3,368)
Live Stats
: StatBroadcast
Series History
: Kentucky leads 12-7-4
Last Meeting
: Kentucky 2, South Carolina 1 | Nov. 6, 2022 | Lexington, Ky.

South Carolina Gamecocks 1-3-1, 0-0 Sun Belt
: Tony Annan | 3rd Season – 11-20-7
Goal Leader
: 2 | Adam Luckhurst
Assist Leader
: 2 | Mika Habel
Points Leader
: 4 | Adam Luckhurst
Shots Leader
: 13 | Ethan Dekel Daks
Saves Leader
: 18 | Ben Alexander

#24 Kentucky Wildcats 3-2, 0-0 Sun Belt
: Johan Cedergren | 12th Season
Goal Leader
: 3 | Logan Dorsey
Assist Leader
: 4 | Max Miller
Points Leader
: 6 | Logan Dorsey
Shots Leader
: 6 | Logan Dorsey
Saves Leader
: 22 | Casper Mols

Taking the Pitch

  • This will be the 23rd meeting between the Gamecocks and Wildcats.
  • The two sides met twice last season, the final match of the regular season in Columbia and in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Lexington.
  • Carolina’s last victory in the series came in 2016, a 2-1 victory in Columbia.
  • The Gamecocks are 2-7-2 on the road all-time against Kentucky.
  • South Carolina’s last road victory came on Nov. 2, 2012, a 1-0 win in the season finale.
  • Carolina owns six shutouts in the series.
  • The Wildcats have outscored the Gamecocks 29-25 all-time in the series.
  • South Carolina and Kentucky joined the Sun Belt together in 2022 after being members of Conference USA together.

Quick Notes

  • South Carolina’s match vs Winthrop on Tuesday was cancelled after inclement weather came in at halftime.
    • The match was tied 0-0.
  • The Gamecocks tallied four goals in the match against Queens, their first four-goal match since scoring four against Winthrop on Sept. 9, 2022.
  • Carolina also earned five assists in the match, the first time they finished with five in a match since Sept. 5, 2006, against Centenary.
  • This is the 45th season of South Carolina men’s soccer.
  • The Gamecocks have an all-time record of 522-281-83.
  • 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.
  • Peter Clement and Adam Luckhurst will serve as team captains for the season.
  • 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.

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