Gamecocks Survive and Advance to Round of 16 in PKs vs. Seattle
For the second Friday in a row, No. 18 South Carolina went to penalty kicks in an NCAA Tournament match. This time, the No. 3 seeded Gamecocks (13-5-5) claimed the shootout, 2-1, over Seattle (15-4-3) to advance to the NCAA Round of 16 for the second time in school history. With senior All-American keeper Sabrina D'Angelo out of the net due to injury, freshman Abbey Crider stepped in to earn her first career shutout and to make two crucial saves in penalty kicks.