NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion (9-5-2, 6-2-0 C-USA) men’s soccer team, seeded at No. 2, will face the No. 7 seed, South Carolina Gamecocks (6-8-2, 2-4-2 C-USA) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the ODU Soccer Complex in the C-USA Championship quarterfinal match. Old Dominion hosts the C-USA Championship for the second time since joining the league.
Old Dominion and South Carolina will meet for the second time in two weeks.
The Monarchs are most recently coming off a win over New Mexico, 1-0. Sebastien Hauret tallied his fifth goal of the season on Friday night.
While Hauret has scored once in each of the Monarchs last four matches, Brandon Perdue and Max Wilschrey remain leading the Monarchs in goals with six a piece.
Four teams in the C-USA including Old Dominion, FIU, Kentucky, and New Mexico have been ranked at least once in the United Coaches Soccer Poll. As of this week, FIU is the only team that sits in the rankings at No. 7.
Championship History at Home The last time Old Dominion hosted the C-USA Championship in 2014, the Monarchs won over South Carolina, 2-1.
About South Carolina The Gamecocks have won their second league match on Friday night over UAB to qualify for the C-USA Championship. Luca Mayr leads South Carolina with six goals and 45 shots. The Gamecocks have faced five ranked opponents this season, while only defeating one, No. 13 Furman.
Last Time Out The last time these two teams met, South Carolina scored in the second half to defeat the Monarchs, 3-2 and win their first league match this season.
Series History Old Dominion holds a 6-4-0 record against South Carolina. This will be the second straight season that Old Dominion plays South Carolina twice in one season.
VOUCHER BOOKS With a $25 purchase of the 2017 Soccer Voucher book, fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be used in any combination to gain entry to any men's (or women’s) regular season game at the ODU Soccer Complex.
The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. In addition to entry to the games, the first 200 fans that purchase their ticket voucher books will receive an ODU soccer scarf.
Voucher books may be purchased at this time by CLICKING HEREor by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-7087. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match.
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