Arambula’s late assist gives Gamecocks win over Tigers

Former Myrtle Beach High soccer standout Ryan Arambula wasted little time making an impact for South Carolina against its biggest rival.

Arambula made the game-winning assist to teammate Eric Martinez in the 64th minute of Tuesday night’s showdown against Clemson, giving the Gamecocks a 1-0 victory over the visiting Tigers.

With the game scoreless after 64 minutes of hard-fought action, the freshman midfielder found Martinez with a perfect pass to set up the crucial goal.

It was the first points of Arambula’s college career and just his fifth game. He scored 17 goals and made 16 assists for the Seahawks last spring, earning his second straight Region VIII-AAA Player of the Year award.

Playing on a wet field made even muddier by the physical play, the Gamecocks (2-4-2) withstood late a challenge by Clemson (2-4-1), but goalkeeper Alex Long made several key saves to preserve the win.

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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