Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Being Proud Doesn't Even Describe

Carolina Women's Soccer Beats North Carolina, 1-0 in Season Opener

This weekend, USC Women's Soccer started off their season right by beating #1 in the country, North Carolina AT North Carolina. This was the first time in North Carolina history (27 years) that they have lost their season opener at home. When Matt and I heard the news on Saturday, I actually teared up in the car. I mean, do you understand what an accomplishment that is? North Carolina has also only lost ten times in their programs history at home. TEN TIMES. And South Carolina did it. That is just awesome.

EDIT: Now I forgot to mention that people are talking about how App. State's win over Michigan in football on Saturday is the biggest upset of all time in collegiate athletics, but I would offer this win by South Carolina up as a possible second. It is really sad that this story got buried due to all of the football covereage over the weekend. But as a proud alumnus of South Carolina AND its women's soccer team, I have to stand by this result being the largest upset. Sorry App fans!

Now the bigger challenge is going to be not sucking at the rest of the season because you accomplished one of your major goals right out of the gates!

But thanfully, USC already had to play another game against ETSU on Monday night and won, 5-2. I am sure I am going to have to head to Columbia a few times this season to watch the Gamecocks as they embark on the first ever SEC Championship. Go Cocks!


Michelle said...

Yeah Gamecocks!

Jessica Freas "Freeze" Kenny said...

Go Gamecocks! I posted something very similar! I am so proud to have been a part of that team!
Now I have to go back to watching the SC vs. Georgia football game!

Love ya!