The Bulls’ high-scoring offense travels to South Carolina today as they look to upset the No. 16 Clemson Tigers to avoid losing momentum before entering the AAC tournament.
The Bulls are coming off a 2-1 loss at home to Memphis after giving up two goals and failing to tie the game on 15 shots.
“I thought we were a little quiet early (in Saturday’s game),” coach George Kiefer said. “In college soccer, anybody can beat anybody. We’ve just got to be prepared; it’s a good life lesson for us.”
The Bulls’ offense consists of seniors Lucas Baldin, Edwin Moalosi, Tyler Blackwood and sophomore Lindo Mfeka. They have combined for 17 goals, only five shy of tying last year’s 22.
Clemson is coming off a 0-0 tie against No. 18 Louisville, in which Clemson goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made 7 saves.
The Tigers’ defense has only given up two goals in their last four games, and 15 this season, with their best opponent ranked fourth in the nation.
USF, whose toughest opponent has been No. 8 Washington, has allowed 16 goals.
Clemson has beaten four teams in the top 40, with two teams ranked in the top 15. The best team the Bulls have beaten was No. 28 Akron.
The Bulls come into tonight’s game in third place in the AAC, with 13 points in conference play.
The game is set for 7 p.m. at Riggs Field.