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USC Men's Soccer Takes Down Wofford

COLUMBIA, SC --- With their spring season now in full swing, the South Carolina Men’s Soccer team took to Stone Stadium to host in-state rival Wofford on Saturday.

After a hard-fought match, the Gamecocks topped the Terriers 2-1.

The first half could simply be defined as a battle in the midfield with both teams exchanging possessions in the middle third of the field.

After a scoreless first half, both teams turned up their intensities and kept high back lines and smothering pressure. Just two minutes into the second half, Wofford’s Eduardo Velazco was penalized with a yellow card.

With swift offensive movement, the Gamecocks’ Lorenzo Nagy found the back of the net on a low driven cross from Andrew Halloran to score the game’s opening goal with 33 minutes left in the match.

With just 11 minutes left in the match, Wofford’s Brandon Oddy would tie the game at 1-1, on a low driven cross tap into the goal inside the Gamecock’s six yard box.

However, with just under eight minutes to play, South Carolina’s Peter Clement knocked in the game winning goal to give the Gamecocks their sixth win of the season.

Now with wins in three of their last four games, South Carolina will look to continue their strong start to their spring season against Marshall on March 6th at 2 p.m. in Columbia.

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