MSoc: Gauchos to face S. Carolina in NCAA tourney

UCSB will play South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament on Sunday at Harder Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

The Gamecocks advanced with a 2-1 penalty-kick shootout victory over Furman in a first-round match on Thursday at South Carolina. The teams were tied 1-1 after regulation and two overtime periods.

South Carolina’s Kurtis Turner scored the game-winning PK in the fourth round of the shootout.

The Gamecocks (11-7-2) took a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute. Furman sent the game into overtime with a goal in the final 18 seconds of regulation.

UCSB will be playing in its 12th NCAA Tournament. The Gauchos have an 11-2 record in NCAA tourney games at Harder Stadium.

South Carolina is in the tournament for the 20th time. Gamecocks coach Mark Berson is the winningest active coach in Division 1 and ranks third all-time with 472 wins. He’s coached at South Carolina for 38 years.