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USF Weekend Update 2/27-3/1

A conference title, a trip to nationals, and a lot of rain.

Everyone give yourself a pat on the back for surviving February! February is objectively the worst month of the year. You probably know that the Bulls' women's basketball team destroyed UCF before giving UConn a solid game in front of a packed Sun Dome last night, and that the baseball team took two of three against High Point this weekend, but there were a few other USF teams in action:

Softball: The Bulls faced Illinois and Georgia Southern for a home doubleheader on Friday, and won both by scores of 5-2 and 3-2, respectively. Erica Nunn pitched a complete game against Illinois, and Juli Weber hit a walk-off homer to send the Bulls over GSU. USF had three games scheduled for Saturday, but they were cancelled due to rain. The Bulls are now 10-7 on the season, with a 10-2 mark against non-ranked teams. They'll be back in action tonight at home to try to extend the winning streak against Maine at 6 p.m.

Track and Field: The Bulls competed in the indoor AAC Championships over the weekend to wrap up their winter seasons, and had a handful of impressive performances. Matthew O'Neal won a second career conference title in the triple jump, out-jumping the second-place finisher by almost three feet. He was named the Male Field Athlete of the Meet, and helped the men's team finish sixth (out of seven teams) in the AAC. Kevin Bell won the Bulls' only other conference title, finishing first in the long jump.

The women, like the men, finished a spot out of last place at tenth out of 11. Those aren't fantastic finishes, but they'll have a chance to improve in the spring season. O'Neal, on the other hand, will likely get a chance to compete in the triple jump at nationals-- his top jump right now is good for sixth in the nation-- on March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.