Football was back in action, cruising to an 11th straight victory on Saturday night over Cincinnati. We’ve heard a lot about it, so let’s check out the happenings elsewhere around USF Athletics over the homecoming weekend.
For the first time all season, USF lost a conference game on Saturday night against UConn. It was the Bulls first loss in a league match since Oct. 1, 2016 at Cincinnati and their first loss at Corbett Stadium this season.
USF (6-4-1, 3-1-0) took 11 shots in the second half, outshooting the Huskies 11-2 in the final 45 minutes but could not overcome two early UConn goals and were shutout 2-0.
Carl was there for all the “Soctoberfest” activities and had his own story from the game here.
Somehow, the Bulls haven’t played a game since we last talked. However, USF (9-3-0, 5-1-0) has a key two-game home stand this week facing Temple on Thursday night and then UConn on Sunday afternoon.
The Bulls have posted three or more goals each time out during their current four-game winning streak.
No way around this one, it was a brutal weekend at The Corral for USF. On Friday night, the Bulls were swept in three sets (23-25, 22-25, 16-25) by Temple. USF faced an early 9-1 deficit in the first set, a 10-4 deficit in the second, and never even pulled within three points late in the third set.
On Sunday, USF was AGAIN swept in STRAIGHT SETS by UConn (17-25, 20-25, 21-25). Bulls senior Alex Mendoza tallied 32 assists and is now at 2,858 for her career (sixth all-time at USF). But other than that, brutal.
USF (7-11, 2-6 The American) after not winning a single set at home this weekend, will now travel to Tulane on Friday and Houston on Sunday.
USF tied for sixth place at the FAMC Intercollegiate at The Grove in Tennessee last week, and senior Jimmy Jones placed 12th individually. The Bulls ended up carding a 1-under 287 in Tuesday's final round and moved up two spots to a tie for sixth place among 12 programs.
The next tournament action for USF will be the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational Oct. 23-24 in Vero Beach.
A few weeks before the American Athletic Conference Championship in Philadelphia, both USF teams placed three runners in the top 25 at the USF Invitational at The Claw over the weekend.
Junior Cash Tampa was at it again for the men, leading the Bulls for the second straight meet with a time of 26:25.9. in the 8K.
A special shoutout to the USF Sailing team. USF qualified for the ACC Women's Fall Championships coming up in mid-November with a second-place finish at the SAISA Women's Fall Championship earlier this month.
The Bulls are back in New Hampshire for the Mrs. Hurst Regatta this weekend. Anchors aweigh, ladies!