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USF Men’s Soccer Downs Lipscomb 3-1

The Bulls had the Bison Singing the blues in Nashville.

Photo Courtesy of USF Athletics

USF Men’s soccer traveled to Nashville on Friday for a matchup against the Lipscomb Bison and came away with a 3-1 victory. The Bulls, who are now 3-1 on the year, are off to their best start since their final season in the Big East in 2012.

Senior Jonathan Rosales got the scoring started in the first half, where he took a pass from junior Avionne Flanagan. Rosales beat Lipscomb’s goalie to give USF a 1-0 advantage in the 35th minute.

Junior Emilio Ycaza proved to be a major difference maker after he was subbed on in the 35th minute. In the 55th minute, he scored two goals within 25 seconds of each other that were assisted by Trey Jackson and Stephen Rudderham, respectively, to give USF a 3-0 lead. Lipscomb would get one back in the 73rd minute.

Although Lipscomb outshot USF 12-11, USF would prove to have more quality shots, with USF holding a 6-4 shots on goal advantage. Senior goalkeeper Harrison Devenish-Meares would collect three more saves, bringing his year to date total to 12, and a 80% save percentage.

USF will return home to take on THE Ohio State University on Tuesday, September 17th at 7 p.m. at Corbett Stadium. The Buckeyes are 4-1 on the season, and have won four straight after dropping the season opener to CSUN.