W. Virginia bumps USF in Big East

Published October 29, 2006

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Playing in rain, snow and 50-mph wind gusts, the USF men's soccer team (9-6-4) was eliminated in a Big East quarterfinal, losing 1-0 to West Virginia on Saturday.

The Bulls held the Mountaineers to just three shots on goal, but the goal by Dan Stratford in the 68th minute was enough to hand USF its first loss to West Virginia since Oct. 21, 1983.

Men's basketball: USF held two scrimmage sessions, with junior center Kentrell Gransberry scoring 25 points with 15 rebounds for the Green squad, which beat the White 21-16 and 17-15. "I thought overall it was a good effort with a lot of positives," coach Robert McCullum said. "We haven't been able to get up and down the court as much as we would have liked because of injuries, and it was important to finally get a chance to do that."

Volleyball: Tampa beat rival Barry 3-0 to improve to 27-1, 13-1 in the SSC. The Spartans ran their home winning streak to 31 matches, four shy of the school record. ... Host Saint Leo (20-8, 7-6 SSC) swept Nova Southeastern 3-0 to tie the school's single-season win mark. ... Eckerd (20-11, 7-6 SSC) swept visiting Lynn 3-0.

Swimming: The FSU men's and women's teams remained perfect after the women (4-0) beat Florida Atlantic 187-112 and Florida International 245-51, and the men (4-0) beat FAU 206-86 in Miami.

Cross Country: The UF men finished second and the women fourth at the SEC championships in Baton Rouge, La. ... The FSU men were second at the ACC championships in Charlottesville, Va., while the women were fourth.

Golf: The UF women shot 25-over 313, good for 12th after the first round of the Auburn Derby in Alabama.