by University of Memphis
COLUMBIA, S.C.- Memphis (5-5-3, 1-1-2 C-USA) defeated South Carolina (4-9-2, 1-5-1 C-USA) 2-1, on Saturday. Mark Sherrodrecorded his second game-winning goal of the season as the Tigers picked up their first win in league-play.
South Carolina struck first in the waning moments of the first half. Bradeen Troyer received the ball off of a throw-in and volley finishing to the back-post to give the Gamecocks a 1-0 advantage in the 43rd-minute. Trent Rieflin and Hunter Wyer were both credited with an assist on the goal.
In the second half, Liam Collins netted the equalizer in the 60th-minute recording his first goal of the season. Collins, assisted by Adam Camillo, finished from 16-yards-out just below the crossbar to knot the game at one-all. The assist by Camillo was the freshman’s second of the 2012 campaign and the first of two in the game.
Mark Sherrod scored the game-winner and his eighth goal of the season in the 64th-minute on a one-touch from Camillo, finishing from 8-yards-out. Liam Collinswas also credited with an assist on the play; the sophomore now stands alone at second all-time in the program’s history with 23 assists.
The Tigers’ defense held strong in the second half allowing only three shots. In the 80th-minute, the Gamecocks looked to even the score when Snoopy Davidson fired a shot-on-goal, but Memphis-goalkeeper Conor Hurleywas there for the save, his 27th of the season.
The Tigers now prepare for a two-game road trip to the Sunshine State for league matches against UCF on Wednesday, October 24, followed by FIU on Saturday, October 27. For more information on the University of Memphis men’s soccer program and all Tigers-athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.