Gamecocks Eliminate Wake Forest, Advance in NCAA Tournament

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The three-seeded South Carolina women’s soccer team (14-3-5) emerged victorious from a rainy battle against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-6-4) on Saturday, clinching their ticket to the second round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. with a 2-0 victory. … History of USC Athletics Communications and Public Relations

Break down the action

Fans weathering the rain saw no shots from either side until the first came from Wake Forest’s Hannah Johnson in the 11th minute, coming from deep. Deacons’ Emily Morris followed suit three minutes later but couldn’t quite connect.

The Gamecocks then took over, with a shot from Corinna Zullo in the 15th minute. South Carolina then set up for a corner in the 18th minute, where Jyllissa Harris made the serve, but the ball arched perfectly into the top left corner of the net and put the Gamecocks ahead 1-0 at the start of the game. The goal was his second of the season and the 16th of his career.

Three more attempts would be made before half-time, but the Gamecocks held on to their one-goal advantage as the first 45 expired.

The Deacons were the first to give themselves a chance in the second half, with Alex Wood scoring the shot but coming on empty-handed. Five separate Gamecocks then came together to give South Carolina even more opportunities, until a crossbar shot from Abby Hugo allowed Catherine Barry to capitalize on her position in the box and win. send off former Wake Forest keeper Kaitlyn Parks and put her team up 2-0. The goal was Barry’s eighth of the season and 22nd of his career.

Wake Forest attempted four more shots throughout the rest of the game but couldn’t find a return.

South Carolina finished the night with a 10-9 shooting advantage (4 on goal) and took two corners. Main goaltender Heather Hinz made a save.

NEXT

South Carolina will travel to Durham, NC to take on sixth-seeded Harvard on Friday, November 18. A time will be announced when available.

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