Seventh draw sets USF record
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 00:10
Coming off two consecutive draws, the Bulls headed to Yurcak Field in New Brunswick, N.J. on Saturday night to take on Rutgers, a matchup that has featured draws in the past two seasons.
Saturday night was no different, ending in a 0-0 draw, making the third straight draw for USF and the seventh of the season, snapping a record six draws that dates back to 1997.
Unlike the Bulls (4-2-7, 1-1-3), the Scarlet Knights haven’t had much experience in overtime matches, having only played in three so far this season.
Heading into the first overtime period of the night, the Bulls carried an aggressive attitude throughout, taking five shots in the 10 minutes compared to Rutgers’ two — a drastic change from regulation where the match was studded with a multitude of shots by both teams.
But as Rutgers kept firing away, the team only managed three on goal, all saved by senior goalkeeper Brentton Muhammad in regulation.
While Muhammad’s night was slow, on the other side of the field, USF had Rutgers’ freshman goalkeeper David Greczek all over the net, as the Bulls hit 11 of their 13 shots on goal, led by freshman forward Lindo Mfeka having four on target.
The Bulls, who haven’t had a loss since Oct. 5, travel back to Florida for a three game home stand beginning Wednesday night, against UCF.