Archive for August, 2014

USF WSoccer takes on FGCU

Posted: August 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Bulls enter the game at 0-2-1 on the year, drawing a tie against Navy last time out. They will be facing FGCU who enters the game with a 2-0 record, coming off of a 2-1 win on the road at Miami last time out (game begins at 6 PM at Corbett). (more…)

Marlon Mack was the man last night for USF (Picture credit: USF Athletics)

The Bulls defeated Western Carolina last night by a score of 36 to 31, putting USF 1-0 to start the year. The win is great and a lot better than last year, but this one doesn’t feel good at all. There were a ton of issues on both sides of the football and a lot of areas that have to be improved if this team is going to win another game. Let’s break down the sides and see how good or bad they did. (more…)

USF Volleyball falls to San Diego

Posted: August 30, 2014 in Volleyball

The Bulls fell in 3 sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-23) to San Diego, dropping their overall record to 0-3 to start the season. The Bulls battled rough against the 18th ranked Toreros, but they couldn’t break through.

Erin Fairs led the way with 11 kills and 9 digs. Jennica Mullins had 5 kills and 1 dig. Alexus Heidelburg had 8 kills and 4 digs as she continues her strong start to the season. Alex Mendoza had 17 assists and 3 digs, as did Natalia Soares, matching her numbers. The Bulls battled well, as they did all weekend, but they just weren’t able to break through. Yet, despite the losses, the ladies have shown they are on the verge of breaking through and battling elite teams like they did this weekend will only help them down the road.

The Bulls will return home and play two games starting on Friday as they host Buffalo at 2 PM and then FIU at 7 PM.

After facing LSU and Purdue in the first two games of the¬†Mortar Board Premier, the Bulls will take on San Diego in game three (USF enters with an 0-2 record). San Diego (faces Purdue and LSU before this game) went 26-4 last season and made it to the NCAA Sweet 16, providing the Bulls with another tournament team to start the season (game begins at 4 PM).¬† (more…)

The Bulls battled Navy to a 1 to 1 tie after the second overtime, pushing their record to 0-2-1. The Bulls will get a chance to get that first win tomorrow when they host FGCU at Corbett at 6 PM.

Navy scored late in the second half, with just about 10 minutes left on the game. Katarina Elliott, getting the start, had made 3 saves during the game and had been huge in the net in her first start. The Bulls would tie the game with just under 3 minutes left in regulation on a penalty kick from Demi Stokes. USF had the edge the entire game on shots, but couldn’t find a way to get through until late in the game.

The Bulls are still sorting things out on the offensive side of the ball but on defense, they are playing well. It appears that Elliott is the goal keeper moving forward and after her performances the past two games, things are looking good on that side of the ball.

Game Day: Western Carolina

Posted: August 30, 2014 in Football

GAME ON!!

Game day is here folks! The 2014 season is upon us and in just a few hours the Bulls will take the field, hoping to start the year on a strong note. Last year was rough but it’s time to move on and look to the future. The Bulls have worked hard throughout the entire off-season and they are ready to hit the field and go to battle with Western Carolina. So everyone, enjoy your tailgates. Fire up the grills, enjoy a beverage (responsibly), and prepare yourselves. We have been waiting months for this day and it is finally here. Football is back, folks! LET’S DO SOMETHING!

The Bulls fell 2 to 0 to FGCU to start the season, starting USF to a 0-1 record to begin the year. It was a chippy game with a few yellow cards being pulled and a few questionable calls late in the game that seemed to hurt a few chances the Bulls had (just going with what I see folks).

USF led 17 to 10 on shots on goal but they couldn’t push one through despite several good looks at the net. Spasoje Stefanovic made 6 saves in his first start in the regular season and played well. The defensive back line was a little shaky at times, but Stefanovic played out of his mind and gave the Bulls all the chances to stay in this game, however, they just couldn’t get a goal through.

The Bulls will face Akron on Thursday at Corbett at 7:30 PM as they try to get the first win of the year.