Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s Soccer

The No. 7 Gamecocks battled to 1-1 double overtime draw Sunday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

The draw puts Carolina at 12-2-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the conference. Ole Miss is now 12-3-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the conference as well.

Freshman midfielder Chelsea Drennan put the Lady Gamecocks up first with a goal in the sixth minute. In minute 74, Ole Miss’ Jennifer Miller sent a shot past Carolina junior goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo to tie the game 1-1.

Neither team, however, could get anything else on the board through two overtimes, and the game ended in the 1-1 draw.

The Gamecock will be back on the field at 5 p.m. Friday when they host Vanderbilt at Stone Stadium.


The Gamecock improved to 11-9 overall and 3-5 in conference play with a 3-1 victory over Ole Miss Sunday.

Carolina won with scores of 25-20, 25-23 and 25-18. They dropped their second set 25-21.

Senior outside hitter Juliette Thevenin led the team with 25 kills while sophomore setter Kellie McNeil had 45 aces.

Junior Libero Michae Christiaansen led the team with 19 digs.

The Gamecocks will be back on the court next weekend when they host Tennessee on Friday and then Auburn on Sunday.

Men’s Soccer

The Gamecock men’s soccer team also played into overtime Saturday and came away with a 1-1 draw against Marshall.

Carolina is now 5-5-4 on the year and 2-1-2 in Conference USA play.

Marshall scored first as junior midfielder Jahvon Allison put the ball in from a yard out in minute 34.

Senior midfielder J.P. Rafferty scored the goal for the Gamecocks on a header in minute 53.

Neither team could pull out a score in overtime, so the game ended with the draw.

The Gamecocks will be back on the field Saturday when they host conference foe New Mexico State at Stone Stadium.

Cross Country

South Carolina finished in eighth place Saturday afternoon in the White Race at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational.

Junior Meredith Mill posted her fourth top-10 finish of the season when she came in ninth with a time of 21:20.52. She was just nine seconds short of beating her personal best.

Freshman Mary Reiser did top her personal best, however, beating her record by 1.8 seconds and finishing 33rd with a time of 25:20.53.

Carolina will compete again Nov. 1 for the Southeastern Conference Championships at the University of Florida.