Since there’s absolutely nothing for Gamecock fans to cheer about (again) this year on the football gridiron, why not take a moment and give it up for the University of South Carolina women’s soccer team, which won its first-ever Southeastern Conference Championship Sunday night.
Better yet, why not go check out the team for yourself when they kick off NCAA Tournament action in Columbia later this week …
The Gamecocks, coached by Shelley Smith, knocked off Louisiana State in the tournament finale thanks to an 8-7 edge in penalty kicks and another strong performance from tournament MVP Blakely Mattern – whose game-tying goal forced the shootout.
The championship is South Carolina’s first conference crown since the baseball team captured the 2004 SEC title.
The win lands USC (17-3-2) in the NCAA tournament for the third straight year, where the Gamecocks will face Davidson on Friday. Click here for game time and ticket info.
Pic: USC Sports