Gamecocks Fight for Tie at Furman, 2-2|
Aug. 23, 2014
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The South Carolina men's soccer team came away with a 2-2 draw at Furman on Saturday night, the final exhibition match of 2014 for the Gamecocks.
The final goal for the Gamecocks came late in the second, as Asa Kryst's shot deflected off a Paladin defender and into the goal to knot the match at 2-2. South Carolina pressed the final two minutes with the newfound momentum but could not score a game-winner.
Furman took a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when Evan De Ycaza put in a rebound from a corner kick from 24 yards away. That score stood at the end of the first half.
In the second, Gamecock Kurtis Turner leveled the contest with his shot to the lower left corner of the goal after he settled an attempted Furman clearance. But the Paladins answered less than a minute later, pushing forward and forcing a penalty kick, which Marco Ortiz converted.
Quotable - Gamecock head coach Mark Berson:
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