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USF Athletics Roundup: Welcome To October Edition

New month, more winning.

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With the South Florida Bulls football team enjoying a bye week, there was plenty of time to check out the happenings elsewhere in USF Athletics.

Here’s everything you may have missed.

No. 19 Women’s Soccer (6-2, 1-1 AAC)

The Bulls hit the road for their first two American Athletic Conference matchups over the weekend, thrashing UConn 4-0 on Thursday before dropping a wild double overtime match 1-0 at Temple on Sunday afternoon.

Junior All-American Evelyne Veins, who leads the nation in scoring, found the back of the net twice against the Huskies and has scored two or more goals in four of the last five games.

Despite out shooting Temple 12-6 on Sunday, the Bulls let a hard shot trickle into the net in the 105th minute and fell 1-0 in double overtime. It was the first time the Owls have ever beaten the Bulls, and their first-ever victory over a ranked opponent.

USF returns home for two matches this week, hosting Cincinnati on Thursday night and East Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

Men’s Soccer (4-5-1, 1-0-1 AAC)

After knocking off Stetson 3-1 on Tuesday, the Bulls topped Tulsa 3-2 in a double overtime thriller at Corbett Stadium on Saturday night.

As Carl explains to us here, senior striker Tomasz Skublak scored two goals including the game-winner in the 103rd minute to give the Bulls their first conference victory.

USF travels to SMU on Saturday, before returning home to play Temple on Friday, October 12.

Volleyball (13-3, 2-1 AAC)

Following a heartbreaking, five-set loss to C. last Friday in the conference opener, the Bulls have gone on an absolute tear, winning nine straight sets.

Sweeping through road matches at UNF (25-20, 25-16, 25-17), Memphis (25-20, 25-11, 25-22) and Tulane (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) the Bulls have already surpassed their win total from 2017.

Redshirt senior Clara Payne, who hit a combined .487 with 22 kills in the two conference wins over the weekend, was named to The American Honor Roll on Monday.

USF returns home to The Corral for four straight matches, beginning with a tough test against defending league champion Wichita State on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Notables:

  • The USF Sailing team finished in first place at the 2018 SAISA-MAISA SailPack Women’s Regatta, hosted by North Carolina State at Lake Crabtree in Cary, NC. Photos, recaps, scores and more can be found here. Congratulations, ladies!
  • Men’s tennis had a successful weekend at the Bedford Cup as senior Alberto Barroso-Campos advanced to the Flight 1 Singles Championship, and the Flight 1 Doubles Consolation championship with teammate Jakub Wojcik. Check out the full results here.
  • Both men’s and women’s basketball held their first official team practices on Thursday and Friday.