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Compiled from school press releases
Published September 9, 2007
STORRS, Conn. - On the backing of a tight defense, the University of South Florida men's soccer team defeated No. 15 South Carolina 2-0 Saturday afternoon to extend its record to 4-0-0 on the year.
Despite being out-shot 13-7 in the match, with seven of USC's shots on target compared to four for USF, the Bulls made the most of their opportunities in overcoming the first ranked opponent they have faced this year.
USF handed the Gamecocks (2-1-0) their first defeat on goals by senior Simon Schoendorf and freshman Tony Taylor in the first half.
Just three minutes into the match, junior Jordan Seabrook fed Schoendorf on a pass that the senior from Karlsruhe, Germany, put to the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Newcomer Taylor followed with his second goal of the year 33 minutes later on an unassisted shot to beat USC keeper Jimmy Maurer.
From there, the USF defense and another great effort from USF keeper Diego Restrepo took over. Restrepo recorded seven saves in the match and notched his third consecutive shutout. Seabrook and midfielder Francisco Aristeguieta recorded the other shots on goal for USF.
After scoring the game winner in last night's contest against FIU, junior midfielder Kevon Neaves saw his consecutive points streak stopped as he was kept at bay despite 90 minutes of playing time.
The Bulls will look to continue their winning ways as they return to the USF Soccer Stadium to take on American University on Sat., Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Clearwater Christian College
The Clearwater Christian College Men's soccer team defeated Atlanta Christian 9-0 today.
The Women's Soccer team tied Atlanta Christian 1-1.
DAYTON, Ohio (Sept. 8, 2007) - The University of South Florida volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches as it swept The Citadel, 3-0 (30-21, 30-15, 30-16), on Saturday afternoon at the Wright State Raider Challenge in Dayton, Ohio.
The Bulls will face Wright State at 7 p.m. and will be in contention for the tournament championship with their perfect 2-0 record.
With the win, USF's record improves to 4-1 on the season and is its best start since the 2000 campaign. Citadel's record drops to 1-5 with the loss.
The story of the day was the USF offense and its power from the start of the match until the finish. The Bulls were consistently strong putting the ball down and the Bulldogs had no answer for USF, who recorded 49 kills to the Bulldogs' 25.
USF led the Citadel in just about every category. The Bulls hit .333 on the day, while Citadel was held to -.018. Defensively, the Bulls were strong at the net, tallying 14.5 blocks to the Bulldogs' 3.0, and USF came up with 51 digs to Citadel's 35.
Marcela Gurgel was the offensive leader for the Bulls and had a perfect outing on the court. The sophomore had a team-high 16 kills and committed no attacking errors, while setting a new personal best with a .615 hitting percentage.
Senior Kristina Fabris netted the only USF double-double, posting 10 kills and 14 digs.
Freshman Erin Kracl hit .500 in the match and recorded five kills, both career highs.
With Citadel leading 13-12, the Bulls got their offense in motion and used a 10-2 run to take a 22-15 lead. The Bulldogs tried to rally, but USF's offense was too potent as the Bulls won game one by nine points, 30-21. USF hit .405 in the match and, thanks to its 6.5 blocks, held the Citadel to a .051 hitting percentage. Marcela Gurgel had nine kills in the match and Alli Arbogast tallied three block assists.
The Bulls continued their momentum from the previous game into the second set and jumped out to a commanding 21-7 lead. After USF took a 16-point lead, 26-10, the Citadel scored five-straight points to put the score at 26-15. The Bulls would not let the Bulldogs get any closer and scored four-straight points for the 30-15 win.
After game three started out with five ties and three lead changes, the Bulls finally broke away from the Citadel when the score was tied at 8-8. USF used a 22-9 run to close out the game, 30-16, for the match win. The Bulls hit .316 in the final set to the Citadel's .056.
DAYTON, Ohio (Sept. 8, 2007) - With a 3-1 (30-24, 28-30, 30-23, 30-27) victory over Wright State University Saturday night, the University of South Florida volleyball team won the Wright State Raider Challenge with a perfect 3-0 record.
"I am just real proud of the overall team effort," coach Claire Lessinger said. "It's really fun working with the depth and dynamics of this team-having players really understand their roles and understand strategy and then to have some individual performances that happened this weekend and different ones each game, match-to-match.
"I think these players really understand how to be unselfish and they understand if one player shows up big and another doesn't, that they can still pull their end of the bargain in another category. So, it's been really fun just looking at the stat sheet at the end of each match and being able to reward someone different every day and realize what a team effort went into the team success that we had this weekend."
The tournament title was the first of the season for the Bulls, who extend their winning streak to five matches and improve their record to 5-1.
Marcela Gurgel, Kristina Fabris and Stephanie Augustavo earned all-tournament honors, while Gurgel was named most valuable player. Gurgel led the team with 55 kills, a .277 hitting percentage, nine aces and was second with 40 digs. Fabris earned her second honor of the season thanks to a 38-kill and 40-dig weekend. Augustavo, the libero, led all players with 53 digs and finished second with six aces.
Against Wright State, all three tournament team members put up huge numbers. Gurgel had a double-double with 22 kills and 16 digs. Fabris chipped in 19 kills and 13 digs, while Augustavo had a team-high 21 digs.
Freshman Allie Boaz also added 10 kills in the championship match, tying her personal best.
The Bulls committed fewer errors than the Raiders and their defense came up with some big stops at the net. USF hit .207 to WSU's .132, and the Bulls out-blocked their opponent 17.0 to 12.0.
In game one, both teams played each other close from the first serve as the score was tied eight times and the lead changed hands four times. With the score knotted at 18-18, the momentum shifted and the Bulls went on a 7-1 run for a 25-20 advantage. Wright State answered by scoring two quick points, but USF closed out with the 30-24 win.
Despite a close battle until the end, the Raiders walked away with the game two win, 30-28. In the second stanza, both teams matched each other point-for-point - 15 tie scores and seven lead changes - until Wright State closed out the set for the win. Although the Bulls offense played solid at the beginning, it struggled down the stretch run.
USF got its offense going in the third game and opened up with a 10-2 run. Wright State slowly chipped into the Bulls eight-point lead and came within four points, 22-18. That was as close as the Raiders would come to the lead as the Bulls closed out the game on a 10-5 run for the win, 30-23.
With the Bulls only one game away from the match victory, Wright State battled USF close from the start in game four. The Raiders had the early lead and then USF used a 7-1 run to jump ahead 15-12. After the Bulls eventually went ahead by six points, 22-16, Wright State sparked a comeback and came within one point of the lead 25-24, using a 6-1 run. After both teams traded points, USF went ahead by three and went on for the 30-27 victory.
The Bulls will have their first home match this Thursday when they welcome UCF at 7 p.m. for day one of the Best Western Invitational. USF will host Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Friday at 7 p.m. and then conclude tournament action on Saturday against George Mason at 5 p.m.
Clearwater Chrisian College
The Clearwater Christian College Volleyball team had two games this morning:
vs Toccoa Falls College- Won 3-0 (30-16, 30-22, 30-20)
vs Caldwell Community College- Won 3-0 (30-13, 30-6, 30-10)
NEWCASTLE, Ireland - University of Florida junior Billy Horschel (Grant,
Fla.) helped jump-start the U.S. Walker Cup team Saturday, winning the morning foursomes match followed by a one-hole win over local favorite Rory McIlroy in the afternoon singles match. Horschel and Oklahoma State freshman Rickie Fowler beat Great Britain and Ireland's top team of Lloyd Saltman and Rhys Davies, 4 and 3, to
earn the United States its lone win in the opening foursomes session at Royal County Down. With the stroke-play equivalent of 3 over par through nine holes, Fowler and Horschel held a 2-up lead thanks to steady long-iron play from the
Fowler and clutch putting from Horschel. The pair took that 2-up lead early on at the 212-yard par-3 4th hole and never relinquished the lead after the sixth hole. Horschel's day was not finished, however, as he still had to face one of Great Britain and Ireland's hottest players in McIlroy. McIlroy, a local-favorite from Holywood, Ireland, was the low amateur at this year's British Open at Carnoustie. Horschel jumped on top of the 18-year-old Irishman on the opening hole, with a birdie. He would bogey the next to holes, however, losing his lead and falling one-under to McIlroy. Horschel would then regain the lead with pars on four-straight holes and taking a two hole advantage. That lead would last until the 337 yard, par-4 16th hole, when McIlroy would birdie and work the match back to all-square. After both players knocked in pars on the No. 17, Horschel sank his par putt on the final hole of the match, while McIlroy bogeyed the 550-yard, par-5, to move the U.S. ahead of the GB&I squad, 4 to 3. The Walker Cup will conclude tomorrow with four foursomes matches (18 holes each) in the morning and eight singles matches (18 holes each) in the afternoon. For complete tournament information, including updated tee times and live scoring, please visit the official site of The 2007 Walker Cup Match
University of Tampa
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Tampa women's cross country team ran to a second place finish at the Gator Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Florida. The Spartan men also competed, placing seventh as UF won both the men's and women's races. Laura Woznicki was UT's top female performer, placing third as fellow Spartans Jessica Forrester (ninth), Paige Williams (16th), Michelle Gabrielle (25th) rounded out the top 25.
Anthony Nicolosi paced UT's men, finishing 39th overall in the crowded men's field. Chris Catanch (47th) and Jeremy Lautzenheiser (54th) were the next Spartans to cross the finish line.