Oct. 28, 2012
Tenth-seeded South Carolina travels to Orange Beach, Ala., to face seventh-seeded Arkansas in opening round play of the SEC Tournament. The match is the first of the event and is slated to kickoff at 5 p.m. (ET). Texas A&M awaits the winner of the Gamecocks and Razorbacks on Wed., Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. (ET). The SEC Digital Network is broadcasting the first two rounds of the tournament online.
GAMECOCKS IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT
South Carolina had a draw against Vanderbilt in 2006, leading to a 4-3 Vanderbilt win in penalty kicks. The first Gamecock SEC Tournament victory came in 2007 with a 2-0 win over Tennessee. In 2009, South Carolina defeated Georgia (3-2) and Florida (1-0) before knocking off LSU in penalty kicks (1-1, 8-7 PKs) to win the title. The 2010 tournament saw the Gamecocks advance on penalty kicks against Kentucky (1-1, 3-4 PKs) and LSU (1-1, 4-3 PKs) before falling to Florida, 0-1, on a own goal.
South Carolina has met Florida the most in SEC Tournament play, going 1-4-0 against the Gators. They have also met Georgia (1-2-0), Tennessee (1-1-0), LSU (0-0-2), Vanderbilt (0-1-1), Kentucky (0-0-1) and Alabama (0-1-0). This is the first meeting against Arkansas in the conference tournament.
LAST TIME OUT VS. ARKANSAS
Arkansas scored in the 55th minute when Jeriann Okoro found the back of the net with a cross from Phyllis George.
The match marked South Carolina's fifth overtime game in the first 10 contests of the season. Since then, the Gamecocks only played one more overtime match in the regular season, recording another 1-1 draw against Vanderbilt.
First year head coach Colby Hale has the Razorbacks in the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2000. The six Arkansas league wins are a school record.
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CAROLINA VS THE SEC
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