Junior midfielder Taylor Leach scores game winner in 15th minute.
South Carolina earned its second-ever national seed
Drennan ties single-game assist record.
South Carolina faces first home/road weekend.
2012: Played in and started all 21 South Carolina matches...was third on the team with seven points on two goals and three assists... scored her first goal of the season at Vanderbilt (9/30)...netted the game-winner in the first Gamecock SEC win of the season against Georgia (10/7)...notched an assist in back-to-back games versus Mercer (8/23) and Jacksonville (8/26)...logged an assist in a loss at Auburn (10/28)...had 14 shots with six coming on goal... named to the 2012 Captial One Academic All-District team
2011: Played in all 23 matches as a top substitute at forward and midfield ... Finished sixth on the team with three goals and two assists for eight points ... Led the team with a .250 shot percentage and .583 shot on goal percentage (minimum 0.5 shots per game) ... Notched South Carolina's second goal of the season in season opener at East Carolina (8/19) ... Tallied the insurance goal in rivalry match at Clemson (9/9) ... Scored game-winning goal against No. 22 Auburn (10/9) ... Also tallied an assist against the Tigers for first three-point game ... Earned first career assist against Northeastern (9/2).
2010: Played in 24 games and made four starts at defender ... Notched one goal for two points with her game-winning goal at Northeastern (8/22) ... Registered seven shots ... Started the first two games of the season at right back and the next two at center back ... First defender off the bench, averaging 30 minutes per game for the nation's 17th-ranked defense ... Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
PRE-COLLEGE: Canadian National Training Centr (NTCO) Player Pool (2008-09) ... Member of Ontario Provincial Team (2006-08) ... Ontario U-18 Team for Canada Games (2009) ... Gold medal with Ontario Indoor Cup U-18 team (2008, 2010) ... U-16 Canadian National All-Star gold medal with Ontario Provincial team (2008) ... U-16 Canadian National Club bronze medal with Burlington Sting (2008) ... Played for Mississauga Falcons FC club team ... High school team MVP (2007) ... Maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gabrielle Anne Gilbert ... Majoring in exercise science ... Chose USC over Iowa, Rhode Island and Columbia ... Born November 10, 1992 ... Has a brother, Jared ... Father (Gordon) played tennis at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario ... Mother (Lorraine) ran track at Houston ... Parents are Gordon and Lorraine Gilbert.
WHY USC? I wanted to go to a top D1 school with a great atmosphere and an awesome soccer program. When I visited USC, I saw right away that it had those qualities. I knew USC was right for me.