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USF Athletics Weekly Round-Up 10/21-24

Women’s Soccer and Football record dubs on the week.

Morgan Tencza / The Daily Stampede

Women’s Soccer blanks Cincinnati 2-0

Junior Sydny Nasello records her second multi-goal game of the year as USF shut-out the Bearcats 2-0 on Thursday. Nasello has ten goals on the season - most of her career. Junior goalkeeper Sydney Martinez recorded her fifth shutout of the season - only needing two saves - and hasn’t let up a goal in the past two matches. USF now controls its own destiny to claim the regular season conference title only needing a win in their final game at Temple.

USF (10-3-2, 5-1-1) heads to Philly to take on the Owls (5-7-3, 2-5) to wrap-up the regular season on Thursday. Just win baby.

Men’s Soccer routed by SMU 4-0

USF welcomed the Mustangs to Corbett Stadium on Friday looking to extend their two-game winning streak, but SMU had other plans. Coming into the night on a two-game losing streak, the Mustangs took the lead in the 24’ and didn’t look back. Despite USF being down by one at the break, SMU came out firing in the second half scoring twice in six minutes and adding another in the 79’ - each goal scored by a different player. The Bulls played hard in the first half out-shooting SMU 8-7, but the potent Mustang offense took off in the second half outshooting the Bulls 9-2.

USF (4-7-1, 2-5) will face C. (8-4, 6-1) in the second leg of the War-on-I4 on Wednesday in Oviedo.

Volleyball drops pair of matches to Memphis, SMU

USF is still in search of its first conference win on the season as they dropped a heartbreaker to Memphis in five sets on Friday and a four-set loss to SMU on Sunday. After dropping the first two sets to the Tigers 25-22 and 25-23 the Bulls showed grit to win set three 25-16 and set four 25-21. The Bulls led the fifth set 13-8 before Memphis rallied an 8-1 run to win 16-14. Freshman Marta Cvitkovic led all players with 17 kills ad junior CC Clausen led with 14 digs. This is the Bulls fourth match in conference play losing in five sets.

On Sunday, USF headed to Dallas to take on SMU and dropped the match in four sets. The Mustangs jumped out to an early two set lead winning 25-16 and 25-19 respectively. USF rallied back winning the third 25-23, but couldn’t keep the rally dropping the fourth set 25-16. Marta again led all players in kills with 15 and also added a team best one ace and two blocks.

USF (6-15, 0-10) will host Wichita St. (13-6, 7-3) on Friday and Tulsa (11-8, 6-4) on Sunday looking to snap a ten game losing streak.