Cougars blank Winthrop; Tigers shut down Gamecocks

The College of Charleston men’s soccer team moved to 3-1 on the season after defeating Winthrop, 1-0, Friday at Stone Soccer Stadium.

Junior midfielder Jacob Nelson headed in the game-winner for the Cougars in the 52nd minute off of a cross from junior midfielder Eli Dent at the back post.

Senior goalkeeper Alex Young (2-1) led a stout Cougars defense in the shutout over the Eagles.

Junior midfielder Nicolas Jeausseran consistently pushed the offensive tempo with a match-high four shots on goal.

Winthrop outshot The College 14-11 and held an 8-3 advantage in corners.

The Cougars (2-1) will be back in action to finish the tournament at Furman University against Northern Illinois on Sunday at noon.

In front of 7,868 fans — the second-largest crowd in the history of Historic Riggs Field — sixth-ranked Clemson defeated South Carolina, 3-0.

Sophomore midfielder Oliver Shannon produced two of the Tigers’ three goals on the night, helping the team improve to 3-0. The loss was the first of the year for the Gamecocks, who fell to 2-1.

Friday night’s scheduled women’s match between Charleston Southern and Jacksonville was canceled due to inclement weather in the Jacksonville area. The teams have not set a date for a rematch.

Addison Kaderli and Katrina Houston combined for nine kills in the fourth set as Charleston Southern topped host Elon, 25-18, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25, Friday night at the Alumni Gym.

Kaderli and Houston both finished with 12 kills apiece as CSU picked up its second win in a row.

Meredith Parrott added 10 kills, hitting a team-best .318 from the floor in the four-set win.