Spartans Battle South Carolina State, Gardner-Webb over Weekend

August 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm

The USC Upstate women’s soccer team will look to claim its first victory of the 2016 season this weekend as the Spartans travel to South Carolina State on Friday before hosting Gardner-Webb on Sunday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The Spartans lost their home opener 1-0 to Winthrop on Tuesday. The Spartans outshot Winthrop 13-10 while Brooke Bailey made five saves. Autumn Gore had a match-high three shots and leads the team with four shots on the season.

Upstate leads the all-time series with South Carolina State 2-0-1. The Spartans defeated the Bulldogs 5-1 in their first match at the Division I level in 2007 and won the last meeting 4-1 in 2014. The teams were scheduled to play last season but the match was cancelled.

Gardner-Webb holds a 9-1 advantage against Upstate after a 1-0 win in Boiling Springs, N.C. on August 30, 2015.

Friday’s match will not have live stats or live video. Sunday’s match will be broadcast on ASUN.TV with live stats also available via a link on www.upstatespartans.com. Updates will be posted to the Upstate women’s soccer Twitter page (@UpstateWSoccer).

Upstate will conclude a two-match homestand against Furman on September 1 at 7 p.m.