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USF Athletics Weekly Roundup 10/13-10/17

Both soccer programs secured victories vs. Memphis

Women’s Soccer takes another double-OT winner, beating Memphis 1-0

It took until the 105’ to see the game’s first goal as the Bulls took another double-OT winner - this time against no. 14 Memphis on the road. USF’s conference unbeaten streak was snapped last week, but that didn’t stop the Bulls from starting a new one in their seventh overtime game of the season. Senior Katie Kitching notched the lone goal of the game while junior goalkeeper Sydney Martinez recorded her fourth shutout on the year. USF retook first place in the conference with the victory, but only leads Memphis by one point. The Bulls have two games left while Memphis has three.

USF (9-3-2, 4-1-1) returns home to face Cincinnati (6-5-3, 1-2-2) on Thursday.

Men’s Soccer wins at home securing their second straight victory, 2-0 over Memphis

Freshman Shion Soga scored his second goal of the season and fellow freshman Ben Kaplan notched his first career goal right after halftime to secure USF’s second conference victory and stay within striking distance of qualifying for the AAC Tournament. Junior Goalkeeper Kazuna Takase registered eight saves on 13 shots - both season highs - to secure the Bulls’ first back-to-back regular season wins on the season. USF added 16 shots on the evening.

USF (4-6-1, 2-4) welcomes SMU (6-3-2, 3-3) to Corbett on Friday looking to extend their winning streak. They previously lost to the Mustangs in Dallas 2-0.

Women’s Volleyball swept by C., loses in five to Temple

Jolene Shepardson’s squad is still searching for its’ first conference victory after a week in which they lost to C. in the Yuengling Center and Temple on the road despite a two-set lead. On Wednesday, USF opened up the arena for the War-on-I4 match, but C. prevailed winning the first two sets in commanding fashion 25-13, 25-15, before a late run by the Bulls came up short in the third 25-23. Freshman Marta Cvitkovic continues her impressive season leading the team in kills with seven, aces with one, and blocks with three. This is the program’s 17th straight loss to C. Their last win occurred in 2012 when USF was a member of the Big East Conference.

On Friday, USF headed to Philly to take on Temple in a battle of two programs seeking their first conference win of the season. USF took a two-set lead winning 25-21 and 25-22 over the first two frames before the Owls roared back winning sets three and four 25-22 and 25-15. Marta led all players with 23 kills and added three aces to her score sheet.

USF (6-13, 0-8) will hit the road to take on Memphis (5-14, 1-7) on Friday and SMU (9-9, 5-3) on Sunday looking to snap an eight game losing streak.