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Gamecock Soccer Set to Face Stanford in Second Round
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Gamecock Soccer Set to Face Stanford in Second Round

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The No. 16 South Carolina women’s soccer team (12-2-6) heads to Palo Alto, Calif. for a Friday night matchup against No. 3 Stanford (16-0-4) in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kickoff is set for 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

NCAA Second Round: Women's Soccer at Stanford

South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina Gamecocks
at
Stanford Cardinal
Stanford Cardinal
Maloney Field at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium | Palo Alto, CA

LAST TIME OUT

The Gamecocks enter Friday night’s matchup after defeating James Madison 2-0 this past Friday, Nov. 10 at Stone Stadium. Junior midfielder Lily Render scored both goals for Carolina coming off two assists from senior forward Corinna Zullo. The duo connected on their first goal in the 24th minute and wasted little time finding the back of the net again in the 30th. Carolina had advantages in shots (19-7), shots-on-goal (11-2) and corners (4-1). Render’s two goals marked the first brace of her career and Zullo’s two assists marked her first multi-assist game since Nov. of 2022 against Ole Miss. Fifth-year goalkeeper Heather Hinz and the Gamecock back line secured their 13th shutout of the season. Hinz made a pair of saves against JMU and has allowed just five goals since Sept. 15 making 45 saves over that stretch.

Taylor Fox
0

Taylor Fox

Goalkeeper

5'8"  /  Senior

Heather Hinz
1

Heather Hinz

Goalkeeper

5'7"  /  Fifth Year

Dru Drake
2

Dru Drake

Defender

5'3"  /  Sophomore

Sophie Johnson
3

Sophie Johnson

Defender

5'10"  /  Freshman

Shae O'Rourke
4

Shae O'Rourke

Forward

5'4"  /  Sophomore

Camryn Dixon
6

Camryn Dixon

Defender

5'8"  /  Fifth Year

Brinley Murphy
7

Brinley Murphy

Foward/Defender

5'10"  /  Freshman

Hallie Meadows
8

Hallie Meadows

Defender

5'10"  /  Senior

Reagan Schubach
9

Reagan Schubach

Forward/Midfielder

5'7"  /  Freshman

Catherine Barry
10

Catherine Barry

Forward

6'0"  /  Senior

Kinley Brown
11

Kinley Brown

Midfielder/Forward

5'9"  /  Sophomore

Micah Bryant
12

Micah Bryant

Defender/Forward

5'6"  /  Sophomore

Megan Spiehs
13

Megan Spiehs

Midfielder

5'5"  /  Junior

Brianna Behm
14

Brianna Behm

Midfielder

5'7"  /  Senior

Zoe Morris
15

Zoe Morris

Midfielder

5'3"  /  Freshman

Autumn Cayelli
16

Autumn Cayelli

Forward/Midfielder

5'5"  /  Freshman

Caitlyn Leffler
17

Caitlyn Leffler

Defender

5'8"  /  Senior

Brigitte Bussiere
18

Brigitte Bussiere

Midfielder

5'6"  /  Junior

Amanda Patrick
19

Amanda Patrick

Defender

5'6"  /  Freshman

Corinna Zullo
20

Corinna Zullo

Forward

5'3"  /  Senior

Taylor Jacobson
21

Taylor Jacobson

Defender

5'3"  /  Junior

Emily Chico
22

Emily Chico

Defender

5'4"  /  Sophomore

Bri Pinasco
23

Bri Pinasco

Midfielder

5'3"  /  Freshman

Hollyn Torres
24

Hollyn Torres

Midfielder

5'3"  /  Graduate Student

Lily Render
25

Lily Render

Midfielder

5'4"  /  Junior

Emma Bucci
28

Emma Bucci

Defender

5'11"  /  Junior

Rylee Forster
31

Rylee Forster

Midfielder

5'8"  /  Senior

Cuyler Zulauf
32

Cuyler Zulauf

Midfielder

5'8"  /  Freshman

Kayla Magee
34

Kayla Magee

Defender

5'9"  /  Sophomore

Maria Kemp
44

Maria Kemp

Goalkeeper

5'6"  /  Sophomore

Gracie Falla
66

Gracie Falla

Defender

5'8"  /  Sophomore

Christina Tsaousis
71

Christina Tsaousis

Goalkeeper

5'8"  /  Sophomore

Dubem Dike
99

Dubem Dike

Forward

5'7"  /  Sophomore

SCOUTING STANFORD

Friday’s game will be the fourth meeting all-time between South Carolina and Stanford with the Cardinal holding a 3-0 advantage in the series. All three matchups have come in the NCAA tournament with the first two being second round matchups dating back to 2011 and 2013. The two teams last met in Dec. of 2017 in the Women’s College Cup Semifinals at Orlando City Stadium. Both teams have been ranked in all three matchups including a top five matchup in 2017 when the No.1 Stanford defeated No. 5 South Carolina 2-0.

Stanford enters Friday after defeating Pepperdine 3-0 Friday, Nov. 10 at Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal received goals from Jasmine Aikey, Kennedy Wesley, and Andrea Kitahata, while senior Ryan Campbell secured her eighth shutout of the season while making four saves. Stanford finished the match with a 16-8 advantage in shots and a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The trio of Aikey, Wesley and Kitahata has combined for 22 goals and 19 assists on the season. The Cardinal as a team have outscored their opposition 45-9 and have outshot their opponents 384-182. Senior keeper Ryan Campbell has started 18 games this season allowing just seven goals, making 49 saves.

FAN INFO

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