The Bulls, who went 11-5-3 (5-1-2 in the AAC), are the 14th seed in the NCAA tournament as Coach Kiefer and his team return to the postseason. They face Boston College, 10-7-1 (4-4-0 in the AAC) after beating Vermont in the opening round (game begins at 1 PM, rain might be a factor in this game).
USF averaged 1.37 goal per game during the regular season, while allowing .84 goals per game. The Eagles averaged 1.50 goals per game through the season and allow 1.39 goals per game.
Boston College is led by freshman forward Simon Enstrom who leads BC with 8 goals (30 shot attempts) and 3 assists on the season. Junior midfielder Zeiko Lewis has 5 goals (33 shot attempts) and leads the team with 7 assists. Rounding out their top strikers is freshman forward Trevor Davock who has 5 goals (27 shot attempts) and 4 assists. This young offense will be going up against Spasoje Stefanovic who has allowed 16 goals during the regular season while making 52 saves (.756 save percentage). BC has a lot of young talent, but the Bulls with Stefanovic in net and the great defense around him have made Corbett one of the best home fields in all of the NCAA.
On offense, the Bulls are led by Nazeem Bartman who leads the Bulls with 8 goals (53 shot attempts) and has 5 assists on the season. He will need his teammates to help step up on offense and provide more of a spark on the attack. Others like Melvin Becket who has 5 goals (30 shot attempts) will have to step their game up and put shots on net from start to finish in this game. In net for BC is senior Alex Kapp who has allowed 8 goals all year (took over late in the year as their start) and has made 28 saves (.778 save percentage). Kapp will have to stop Bartman and company that will be looking to keep the undefeated home streak going at Corbett.
The winner of this game will face the winner of the Hofstra vs. Georgetown game next weekend.