The USC Upstate Men's Soccer team fell 2-1 to the South Carolina Gamecocks in its season opener in front of 5,048 fans at Stone Stadium.
Upstate who feature Calon Minors falls to 0-1 on the season while South Carolina improves to 1-0 overall.
Meanwhile Zeiko Harris, Tyquann Perinchief and their Appalachian State University Men's Soccer teammates were out in full force, as three different student-athletes scored en route to a 3-2 triumph over VCU (0-2) at Backers Stadium.
The three goal scorers in Felix Kollmannthaler, Harris and Austin Hill all scored their first-career goal for the school.
Appalachian wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard with two goals in the first 16 minutes of the match. Kollmannthaler got things started with his first goal of the season to break the 0-0 start before Harris gave App the 2-0 advantage when Daniel Avila found the freshman for one of his two assists.
After coming out of the half with a 2-0 edge, VCU cut the deficit to one after Ulrik Edvarsen hit a header off the crossbar. However, the Mountaineers gave themselves some cushion when Avila fed Hill for a shot to the far post, extending the lead to two goals.