USC Men's Soccer Falls to Penn, 2-0, in adidas-Gamecock Classic|
Sept. 16, 2005
Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina men's soccer team fell to Pennsylvania, 2-0, on Friday night at Stone Stadium in the adidas-South Carolina Gamecock Classic. The Quakers ran their record to 4-0, while USC's offensive drought continued and the Gamecocks fell to 0-5.
"We've got to get back to the basics," Carolina head coach Mark Berson said. "We made some mistakes on defense tonight and some mistakes on the final pass in the attacking third. We need to address a lot of things. We need to get to work tomorrow and get ready to come out against Loyola on Sunday."
USC out-shot Penn, 17-11, but two second-half goals secured the win for the Quakers. USC failed to score for the fourth straight match.
Following a scoreless first half, the Quakers cracked the scoring column with a goal in the 58th minute. Derrick Jumper took the ball on a breakaway from midfield and beat the goalkeeper one-on-one into the bottom right corner of the net.
Penn hit paydirt again in the 64th minute. Jason Baugh notched his first goal of the season after controlling a loose ball on the right post and knocking it into the lower right corner of the net.
Carolina applied pressure in the final 15 minutes, but could not put the ball in the back of the net. The Gamecocks forced Penn goalie Dan Cepero to make five saves. USC freshman goalkeeper Mike Gustavson picked up two saves, both in the first half.
South Carolina took six corner kicks in the first half while the Quakers attempted none. The final tally showed the Gamecocks with eight corners, while Penn took only one.
The adidas-South Carolina Gamecock Classic concludes on Sunday. Following the USC women's match against Miami, Penn will face College of Charleston at 1 p.m. The Gamecock men's team is set to battle Loyola-Chicago at 3:30 p.m.