There isn't a lot of exciting news when it comes to last week's results as some teams didn't even play, but there are some positives regarding a few teams. With conference championships and NCAA tournaments on the horizon, many of the different teams looked poised to make a run.
The men's team (7-3-0, 2-0-0 in the C-USA) didn't play this past week due to Hurricane Matthew, but they resume play tonight on the road at Florida International.
The women's team is still on their hot streak. After winning both games during the previous week, the #4 Gamecocks (13-0-1, 7-0-0 in the SEC) defeated Mississippi State 1-0 following an 80th minute goal from Sophie Groff. On Sunday, they were victorious against #11 Arkansas to move into 1st place in the SEC with a 3-1 win. Goals were scored by Daija Griffin (1st minute), Sophie Groff (50th minute), and Lindsey Lane (60th minute). They have a week off until they take on Florida at home next Sunday.
The main highlights from the men's team came from the Georgia Tech Invitational this past weekend in which the Gamecocks claimed three titles: Andrew Schafer (DI Singles), Yancy Dennis (DII Singles), and Andrew Schafer/Thomas Mayronne (Doubles).
The women's team competed in the ITA All-American Championships this past weekend; Berg/Cline lost to opponents from Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals.
Both squads will next participate in their respective ITA Carolina Regionals.
The men's golf team hasn't played in a while, with their next competition being on October 22nd at the Camden Collegiate Classic.
Earlier this past week, the women's golf team finished tied for 7th as they concluded the Cougar Classic. Senior Katelyn Dambaugh rewrote the Gamecock history books as she finished second with an overall score of -10. Up next is the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational this weekend.
The volleyball team struggled with two losses this past week to Georgia and 11th ranked Florida. The Gamecocks (13-3, 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference) will attempt to bounce back on Friday as they travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M.
The women's cross country team won the Gamecock Invitational last week as Morgan Lee led the way with a time of 12:07.31. Next up for them is the Crimson Classic this Friday in Tuscaloosa, AL.
The team defeated #2 Georgia late last week by a score of 9-8; they have some time off until their next meet on October 21 at home against New Mexico State.