From USC Sports Information ---
Columbia, SC --- The USC women's soccer team (17-3-2) earned a 5-0 victory over Furman (17-4-2) in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Friday night at Stone Stadium.
Redshirt-junior midfielder Taylor Leach scored the game winner in the 15th minute and junior goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo secured the 12th shutout of the season for Carolina in the victory.
South Carolina's 11-0 record at Stone Stadium this season is currently the best home record in school history. The Gamecocks advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time overall, having advanced through the opening round in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons previously.
The win improves the Gamecocks' record in NCAA Tournament play to 5-5-1 overall, including a 4-1 record in games played at Stone Stadium, with all four of those wins coming as shutouts.
Freshman midfielder Chelsea Drennan collected two assists on the night, moving her into second all-time in the Carolina record book for assists in a season with 12. She also holds the record for single-season game-winning assists with six in 2013.
Senior forward Danielle Au also collected two assists in the match, and she is now tied for sixth in the record book in career assists with 14.