Women’s Soccer ties game in final minute, heads to OT again in draw with Houston
In a battle of top teams in the American, USF needed every minute in regulation to find the back of the net and send them to their fifth overtime in 11 matches. Houston played aggressively in the first half and took the lead in the 27’. The Bulls outshot Houston 11-4 in the second half and scored on a penalty kick by Sydny Nasello after she was tripped up by a defender. The Bulls extend their conference unbeaten streak to fourteen and are 3-0-2 in overtime games this season.
USF (7-2-2, 2-0-1) will play their lone War on I4 match in Orlando on Thursday vs. C. (5-4-1, 0-2-1)
Volleyball remains winless in conference play with pair of losses to Tulsa, Wichita St.
The Bulls hit the road over the weekend for the first time in conference play and couldn’t find the win column only winning one set between the two matches. On Friday, Tulsa took the first two sets 25-17 apiece before a 8-1 run in set 3 led to a 25-22 victory for USF. Tulsa completed the victory with a 25-15 fourth set to hand the Bulls their third straight conference loss. Freshman Marta Cvitkovic led the team in kills with 11.
On Sunday, USF headed to Wichita St to try to turn their fortunes, but the Shockers dispatched of the Bulls in three sets (25-17, 25-18, 25-17.) Cvitkovic again led USF in kills with nine.
USF (6-9, 0-4) will try to end their four game losing streak as they head home to the Corral to face Tulane (10-6, 3-1) on Friday and Houston (13-3, 3-1) on Sunday.
Men’s Soccer loses pair of Games to C., Tulsa as tough stretch continues
The first War-on-I4 match on Wednesday was a thriller in the second half, but the G. Knights were too much for the Bulls as they won 3-2. C. took the lead into halftime off of a goal in the 39’ and extended the lead in the 47’, but the Bulls answered by outshooting the G. Knights 9-8 in the second half and netting two goals by Freshman Oscar Resano and Sophomore Victor Claudel. It wasn’t enough to hold back C. who were undefeated in conference play at that time.
The Bulls’ fortunes didn’t get any easier when they headed to undefeated Tulsa where it was truly a tale of two halves. The fourth ranked Golden Hurricane were held scoreless in the first half, but a flurry of second half goals in a seven minute span doomed the Bulls in a 4-0 loss. This was the fourth top-15 opponent in the last six matches for USF as they faced the top of the conference table for all four of their matches in league-play.
USF (2-6-1, 0-4) will look to win its’ first conference match as they face Temple (1-5-2, 0-4) in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday.