September 17, 2013

Spartans Host Wofford in Crosstown Rivalry Game Wednesday

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Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's soccer team returns to the friendly confines of County University Soccer Stadium Wednesday night when it plays host to crosstown rival Wofford in a 7:00 p.m. start.

Upstate is coming off a 1-1 tie at Appalachian State Saturday, a tremendous defensive battle that saw each team capitalize with goals in the second half. The Spartans cracked the scoreboard first on a goal from Dave Musambi and with just over 15 minutes to play in regulation, the Mountaineers tied it up. Hassan El-Haddad, getting the first start of his collegiate career, came up with two big saves for Upstate, including one in the second overtime period, to earn the tie.

Upstate stands 0-3-1 on the year entering the match against Wofford. It is the only match on the schedule this week for the Spartans. Wofford stands 2-3-1 on the year. The Terriers lost a pair of one-goal matches to Gardner-Webb and Winthrop to begin the regular season, then fell to 0-3-0 with a loss at Temple. However, Wofford has rebounded with a tie of Saint Joseph's and wins over Liberty and Jacksonville at home.

Fans can follow the action online at upstatespartans.com where links for live free video on ASun.TV and live statistical updates are available.

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