USCL Lancers

  • Lancers to open season Saturday
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster will open its ninth baseball season Saturday with a twin bill at Catawba Valley Community College of Hickory, N.C. The Lancers, 38-21 last season under veteran head coach Steve Williams, will play a four-game series with CVCC, including two games Saturday and a pair Sunday. USCL opens its season with a noon game and follows with a 3 p.m. with the Red Hawks. Games Sunday are set for the same times.
  • Lancers volleyball sweeps to win
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers volleyball team evened its record at 4-4 with a 3-0 win over the St. Andrews University junior varsity team on Thursday at the Buford Recreation Center. The Lancers, 2-4 in Region X play, prevailed over St. Andrews, 25-18, 26-24 and 25-17. “Our team played well and we were glad to get the win,” said USCL associate head coach Fernanda Burke. “The match was probably our best of the season. “We have good talent and I feel the girls are coming together,” she said.
  • Lancers drop matches
    he University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer teams dropped a pair of matches in action over the weekend. The USCL women’s team fell to Wake Technical College, losing a 3-1 match. Leah Kodzai, a sophomore forward, scored the lone goal for the Lancers. “We had our chances to score, but we couldn’t finish,” USCL coach Alex Tarque said. “I think we are still playing very well. “We will get them back on their home field,” he said.
  • Lancers top Crusaders, 1-0
    The University of South Carolina Lancers made the most of a single goal to take a 1-0 home soccer win over Belmont Abbey, a NCAA Div. II Conference Carolinas member, on Thursday afternoon at the USCL field. USCL freshman forward Pedro Loredo, off a Michael Cranford assist, scored the lone goal of the hard-fought match. Loredo’s goal came early in the second half when Cranford crossed the ball in and Loredo deftly redirected the kick with a header to the bottom left corner of the goal.
  • USCL women’s soccer team ties; Lancers rally for 3-2 OT victory
    The USCL women’s soccer team battled Patrick Henry Community College to a 1-1 tie on Sunday. The Lancers struck first as Leah Kodzai scored off an assist from team newcomer Florencia Tarque. USCL held the lead until two minutes to play and Patrick Henry CC scored to tie the match at one. The contest went to overtime, and ended in a 1-1 tie. Lancers win The Lancers notched a 3-2 win over Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Ga., on Saturday.
  • Tarque signs to play at USCL
    Florencia Tarque is returning to Lancaster to play for the USC Lancaster women’s soccer team. Tarque, the daughter of USCL soccer coach Alex Tarque, played high school soccer for the Lancaster Lady Bruins. She was the 2012 LHS girls soccer Defensive Player of the Year. She was attending the College of Charleston, but has returned to USCL to play for the  Lancers this season. Coach Tarque said she is excited about bringing her Argentine soccer technique to the field.
  • USCL soccer gearing for new season
    The University of South Carolina soccer program is gearing up for the 2016 season. The Lancers booters are under new leadership, with head coach Alex Tarque and his son, Christian “KiKi” Tarque. Sarah Katherine DeVenny will also assist with the Lancers’ women’s soccer program. Since last spring when Tarque took charge of the USCL soccer program following the departure of former coach Randy Jordan, he has been busy working to build the program. Tarque has recruited players from the area for both programs.
  • Tarques to lead USCL soccer
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer program is under new leadership with Alex Tarque as the new Lancers soccer coach and his son KiKi serving as his assistant. Tarque was named the USCL soccer coach earlier this month after he was hired to fill the void with former coach Randy Jordan’s departure. Jordan, who also has coached high school soccer at AJ and Buford high schools, worked with the USCL program six seasons before submitting his resignation effective March 27.
  • Pitt Bulldogs blunt Lancers’ tourney title hopes
    The Pitt Community College Bulldogs halted the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s hopes of repeating as the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament champion. Third-seeded Pitt topped USCL, 11-6 to take the title and a bid to the Eastern District baseball tournament. USCL, which finished 38-21, entered the field as the fifth seed and reeled off three straight wins before falling to Pitt, 7-5 on Tuesday night at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C. The Bulldogs’ two-run win forced a second game Wednesday and the Bulldogs prevailed to take the tourney title.
  • Lancers unbeaten in drive for region title
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers posted their third straight win, rolling to an 11-1 win over Guilford Tech in the Region X baseball tournament in Kinston, N.C., on Monday. Cordes Baker, a second team Region X selection, hurled a complete game with 12 strikeouts. Baker, 7-1, allowed an earned run, four hits, three walks, and hit a batter. The Lancers’ attack backed him with a 10-hit offensive.