I lied. Let’s talk for just a minute more about that USF Football win at San Jose State to kickoff the Charlie Strong era.
We have some really great content and recaps out there for you to check out. Collin made the trip out west and has a standard summary of the game with quotes here. We also have some quality hot takes (and fan tweets) with other random musings about the game that you can read here.
Also be sure to check out that cool EMOJICAP that Nick put together about the win.
Now, to that “elsewhere” in USF Athletics part.
Back in Tampa, the USF women’s soccer team dropped a 4-2 decision to the fourth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday afternoon at Corbett Stadium. Carl had a better recap of that here.
It was the first loss of the season for USF, and it stings a little more after seeing that the C. women’s soccer team was able to upset the Tar Heels just a few nights prior.
The USF Volleyball team was in action over the weekend for the first time this season, hosting the USF Invitational. The Bulls lost to Northwestern in four sets, 3-1 in the opening match (25-23, 23-25, 27-29, 19-25)
Freshman Nikkia Benitez led the way for USF in the opening set with four kills, but it was the only set the Bulls would win over the Wildcats.
On Saturday, USF was able to split two matches by defeating Arkansas Pine Bluff but losing to eventual tournament champions, LSU.
USF dominated the UAPB match in straight sets (25-8, 25-14, 25-20), leading by as much as 19 in the first set.
Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for the LSU match. The Bulls were quickly overmatched in straight sets (17-25, 15-25, 21-25) and finished the opening weekend with a 1-2 record.
The USF men’s soccer team will begin the regular season on Monday night at home against Lipscomb, weather permitting.
The Bulls will begin a new era under head coach Bob Butehorn and they return 11 players from the 2016 NCAA Tournament team.
I’m sure Carl will be out there and provide us with plenty of coverage on this game and others all season long.