The South Carolina men's soccer team (6-5-1, 4-1-0 C-USA) defeated Marshall (7-5-1, 3-1-1 C-USA) by a 3-1 score in a matchup between the top two Conference USA teams in league standings at Stone Stadium on Saturday night.
The win moved South Carolina into the Conference USA lead with 12 points in league play.
"This team rebounded tonight. I had absolutely no question that they would. There was not one ounce of doubt in my mind that these guys would come out tonight and play extremely well," USC head coach Mark Berson said. "I think we were a little bit sharper against SMU, but tonight we got the win. I was really proud of our guys."
The win marks the fourth time the Gamecocks have come from at least one goal down to win a game this season (High Point, Memphis, Tulsa). Three of those efforts came against conference opponents.
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Sophomore forward Bradlee Baladez tallied four shots, including one goal, while adding two assists in the match.
Junior defender Kevin Stam tallied Carolina's first goal of the match, and freshman midfielder Braeden Troyer netted the first game-winning tally of his career. Freshman Niklas Kivinen and senior Vance Benson also collected an assist in the win.
Defensively for South Carolina, redshirt-sophomore goalie Alex Long had five saves.
South Carolina will take a break from league play when on Tuesday night the Gamecocks welcome ACC foe N.C. State to Stone Stadium at 7 p.m.