It hasn't been the best of seasons for the South Carolina football team, but the women's soccer team just continues to pile up the wins.
Carolina continued their historic season after an 1-0 overtime win against #17 Florida on Sunday. Chelsea Drennan's 103rd minute penalty kick put the Gamecocks on top in the extra session. With the victory, the #2 Gamecocks remain one of two unbeaten teams nationally (14-0-1) and should garner a few more #1 votes in the national poll as they keep pace with top-ranked West Virginia. They have two road games this week: at Vanderbilt on Thursday and at Tennessee on Sunday.
The men's team also had a good week. After a scoreless tie against Florida International on Monday, they defeated UAB 1-0 to improve their record to 8-3-1 (3-0-1 in the C-USA) and take the top spot in the conference. Danny Deakin got on the score sheet with a penalty kick in the 68th minute. The next contest is at home tomorrow against Wake Forest in a non-conference affair.
The men's team was off this past week, but will compete in the Camden Collegiate Classic both Saturday and Sunday.
The women's team finished tied for 5th in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational after posting a +9 score. Once again, Katelyn Dambaugh continues to lead the Gamecocks with a top 5 finish and a -4 score. They will compete in the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, NC next weekend.
The men's squad is currently in the middle of play in the ITA Carolina Regionals. Gabriel Friedrich and Thomas Mayronne will square off in the singles' semifinal to determine which Gamecock will go to the final. Mayronne/Schaefer will play in the doubles' quarterfinals today.
The women's squad was off last week and will participate in the ITA Carolina Regionals starting on Thursday.
The women's team finished 13th out of 26 schools at the Crimson Classic this past week; with a time of 21:46.2, Mary Reiser was the top Gamecock as she finished in 42nd place. The SEC Championships are next Friday.
The gamecocks got swept by Texas A&M in College Station on Friday, but turned around and swept LSU on Sunday. They currently hold a record of 14-5 (2-5 in the SEC) and will travel to Lexington to play Kentucky on Friday.