Sept. 21, 2017
Men's Soccer vs. New Mexico
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina (4-3-0, 0-2-0 C-USA) welcomes New Mexico (4-3-0, 0-1-0 C-USA) to Stone Stadium on Friday night at 7 p.m on WatchESPN/SEC Network+. It’ll be the team’s annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Match. Admission will be $1 for all fans wearing teal.
The team has supported Ovarian Cancer Awareness all month long in September both at home and on the road by wearing teal warmup shirts for their matches. In addition to the shirts, the Gamecock coaching staff and support staff has been wearing teal polo shirts.
The team’s hope is to promote awareness for this cancer and encourage women to get regular check ups. Contact your local ovarian cancer support group for more information at 888-682-7426 or visit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's website by clicking here. Remember, NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!
The teal warmup shirts worn by the team are on sale at the Russell House Bookstore, the game day store and online by clicking here.
The Gamecocks are fresh off their biggest win of the season on Tuesday as they handed No. 13 Furman its first loss of the season, 1-0, in front of 3,049 fans at The Graveyard.
FROM THE COACH
"New Mexico has played a tough schedule. Even though their record may not reflect it, they’re a good team. They’re going to be physical. They’re going to be good on the ball, so when we get our chances we’re going to have to take them. We’re going to have to stay compact and defend well. Hopefully we can build upon the past performance." – assistant coach Justin Cook
SCOUTING NEW MEXICO
The Lobos came into the year ranked No. 20 in the United Coaches Association Preseason Poll. They’ve played a tough schedule so far in 2017 and are 4-3 heading into Friday night’s C-USA clash. Two of their three losses came to teams ranked in the top-15. Like Furman, New Mexico has a balanced offensive attack with eight different players scoring goals for them this season. Antoine Vial leads the team with six points on three goals. He’s taken just six shots on the year and scored on three of them. Nick Taylor and Luke Lawrence each have scored twice for the Lobos. Aaron Herrera and Devin Boyce are tied for the team lead with three assists. Herrera and Sam Gleadle are tied for the team lead with 13 shots. Gleadle has seven shots on goal and Herrera has six. Goalkeeper Jason Beaulieu has started every match for New Mexico. He’s allowed seven goals (1.00 GAA) and made 24 saves (.774 save percentage) with one shutout.
The Gamecocks hit the road as they continue their tough nonconference slate to face No. 4 Wake Forest (7-1-0, 2-0-0 ACC). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in Winston Salem, N.C. with the game televised on WatchESPN/ACC Network Extra.
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