Gamecocks’ spectacular run comes to finish in Candy Sixteen

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DURHAM, NC – South Carolina ladies’s soccer (15-4-5) ended its NCAA Event run Sunday evening, falling to second-seeded Duke (15-4-3) 2-1.

Breaking Down the Motion

  • The Blue Devils gave themselves the primary alternative within the sport, placing up a shot within the second minute of play however senior keeper Heather Hinz nabbed an unbelievable save to maintain Duke at bay
  • A bit of below 10 minutes later, Duke was capable of capitalize on a scramble in entrance of the online, and Michelle Cooper knocked it within the far-right aspect with assists from Kat Rader and Delaney Graham T
  • he Gamecocks set themselves up for a nook kick within the sixteenth minute, and junior Catherine Barry tried a shot from contained in the field however was met by a block from the Blue Devils
  • Duke put up 10 pictures within the first half, with South Carolina tallying one
  • Each groups put up the hassle within the final 45, and redshirt senior Samantha Chang gave the Gamecocks two probabilities however could not join
  • Within the 88th minute, sophomore Payton Patrick denied Duke their clear sheet, placing in a purpose with an help from Riane Coman to deliver issues inside one
  • The Gamecocks would get near tying issues within the final minute, however remained at a 2-1 drawback to finish the sport
  • Hinz recorded a formidable eight saves on the evening, tying her season excessive

Recapping the Season

  • The Gamecocks had an unbelievable yr, tallying their 18th successful season below head coach Shelley Smith, with the yr being the tenth consecutive with 12+ wins
  • South Carolina’s look within the NCAA Event was its tenth straight, and the seventh season having superior to the Candy 16
  • On Nov. 6, the Gamecocks captured their third SEC Event Title with a 1-0 win over Alabama, additionally capturing the SEC East championship
  • The crew tallied 14 shutouts on the yr, and outscored its opponents 38-14

Document breakers:

  • Junior Catherine Barry moved to the No. 5 spot within the USC document books for profession objectives at 24
  • Barry moreover ended the common season on the No. 1 spot for whole pictures within the SEC (74)
  • fifth yr senior Jyllissa Harris cemented her title within the NCAA Girls’s Soccer books, creating the brand new No. 1 all-time profession minutes document at 9,395 minutes
  • Harris additionally moved to No. 1 within the Gamecocks’ information for profession begins and video games performed at 105 and 107, respectively