ATHENS, GA – The No. 8 ranked ladies’s soccer staff powered by 81 minutes of a scoreless recreation, till the primary and solely aim of the night put the Gamecocks on prime 1-0 to take the victory over Georgia. The win marked the primary in convention play for South Carolina this season.
Breaking Down the Motion
The primary half was a possession battle between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs, with the primary shot of the sport coming within the sixth minute from junior Catherine Barry.
The Bulldogs put up their first shot of the sport 13 minutes later, however the try was blocked by South Carolina. Georgia would return the favor within the twentieth minute, blocking a second shot from Barry. Placing on the boosters, Georgia gave themselves three extra possibilities within the span of 5 minutes, all off beam.
The Gamecocks made the hassle coming shut two extra occasions within the first half, however had been unable to get factors up on the board earlier than 45 minutes was up. The groups headed into the locker room 0-0.
Barry received issues began for South Carolina within the second half, taking her third shot of the day within the 51st minute off a nook kick however got here off extensive to the left. Within the 56th minute, sophomore Payton Patrick received the ball to the again of the online however a continuing handball name took the purpose off the board to maintain issues at 0-0.
After a quiet 20 minutes, Patrick managed to seek out the online as soon as extra within the 81st minute after a serve from Barry to place the Gamecocks up 1-0 with lower than 10 minutes remaining within the recreation. The aim marked the primary for Patrick this season.
South Carolina completed the sport with a 13-11 shot benefit, and took six corners on the night time. Barry ended with 5 pictures, and senior goalkeeper Heather Hinz recorded one save.
The Gamecocks will return residence to Columbia to tackle Arkansas on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Stone Stadium.