MOUNT PLEASANT -- With Hurricane Irene in the Lowcountry's rearview mirror, the College of Charleston and the No. 15-ranked South Carolina men's soccer teams will face each other at 6 p.m. today at Patriots Point. The match originally was scheduled for Friday but was postponed because of Hurricane Hugo.
Both schools qualified for last season's NCAA tournament, with Charleston falling in the second round and the Gamecocks being ousted in the third round. South Carolina went 13-7-2 last year while the Cougars were 11-5-3. The Gamecocks tied their only preseason match while the Cougars won once and tied once in preseason matches.
South Carolina soccer coach Mark Berson ranks No. 1 among active coaches with 441 career victories while Charleston's Ralph Lundy is third with 407 wins.
The Cougars are teaming with Water Missions International to aid the nonprofit organization in its mission to serve the water and sanitation needs of people in developing countries and disaster areas. Any student between the ages of 5 and 18 who brings a used piece of soccer equipment will receive free admission to the game.
Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh and her husband, AVP pro Casey Jennings, will be at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms for a Weekend with the Pros volleyball tournament and juniors clinic that begins next Saturday.
On Saturday, there will be a men's and women's Open, A, and AA tournament. Both Walsh and Jennings will participate in the tournament. The entry fees are $90 per team for the open division and $60 per team for A and AA.
The total purse will be $6,000.
On Sunday, Walsh and Jennings will hold a clinic for all ages and skill levels, followed by photos and autographs. A juniors tournament will begin after the clinic. The cost is $99 per person. The registration deadline for both events is Thursday.
To register, go to www.charlestonheatingandair.com or call (843) 906-1900.
The College of Charleston suffered 3-0 losses to both Baylor and the host Boilermakers at the Purdue tournament in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Bears won, 25-21, 25-15, 25-15, and Purdue beat the Cougars, 26-24, 25-14, 25-14. The Cougars (0-3) were led by Madelyn McGinnis' nine kills against Baylor and Sarah Havel's 10 kills against Purdue.
-- The Citadel posted a pair of home victories at McAlister Field House, beating Bethune-Cookman, 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15) and Savannah State, 3-0 (25-12, 25-7, 25-11).
Koana Mercer had 15 kills and seven digs aginst Bethune-Cookman. Jessica Maxwell had nine kills against Savannah State.
--Furman slipped past Charleston Southern 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19) to conclude the Duke tournament in Durham, N.C.
CSU (0-3) was led by Erin Lavenice with 10 kills and Amy Nokes with 38 assists.