Former USF soccer player Kristine Edner hopes to gain playing time when Norway faces the United States in a Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match Wednesday. Edner, USF’s all-time leading scorer, is one of three Norway players yet to play a match in the tournament.
Coach Logan Fleck recruited the midfielder to USF from Norway in 1996. She is the sixth player to earn a spot on a World Cup roster after playing under Fleck.
“I am rooting for the USA, but my heart is with her,” Fleck said.Norway reached the quarterfinals with a 7-1 victory over the Korea Republic in the final match of group play Sunday. From the beginning of the tournament, the Norwegians have been anticipating a match against the defending world champion United States, who coaches feel bring out the best in their team.
The game is at 4:30 p.m. in Foxboro, Mass., and can be seen on ESPN2. The winner of the match will move on to the semifinals.
USF vs. TCU moved to ESPN2
The first nationally televised home game in USF football history was moved from ESPN to ESPN2 at 8 p.m. on Oct. 10. The Bulls face No. 21 TCU seven weeks after losing on national TV at Alabama 40-17, which was broadcast Aug. 30 on ESPN.
The game was moved to accommodate the Michigan-Minnesota game ESPN picked up.
The Bulls were shifted to ESPN2 since they have the same kick-off time as Michigan.
As it stands, the Bulls will enter the game looking to upset a ranked team for the second time in as many years. USF topped No. 25 Bowling Green last season.
The Bulls will play one more nationally televised game this year when their game against Cincinnati on Oct. 31 is broadcast on ESPN.
TCU coach suspended after DWI charges
TCU cornerback coach Willie Mack Garza was suspended indefinitely last week and is facing charges of DWI and fleeing the scene of an accident. Garza was arrested in Fort Worth Sept. 20 after his vehicle hit a wall and bounced off, hitting another car, which in turn was pushed into an 18-wheeler.
The woman driving the car that collided with the 18-wheeler was treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital that night. The truck driver was not injured.
Garza was followed by a driver who witnessed the accident until Fort Worth Police intercepted him. He is suspended pending further legal action and may not return in time for TCU’s game at USF on Oct. 10.
Men’s golf No.7 after one day of play
Junior Brad Quiri shot rounds of 70 and 75 in golf Monday to tie for fourth after the first day of play at the Adams Cup of Newport. The USF golf team finished No. 7 in the 12-team field with a 36-hole score of 601, 23 shots behind leader Minnesota.
Quiri, coming off a third-place performance at the First Carolina Collegiate last week, sits four strokes behind leader Justin Smith of Minnesota. USF’s Oscar Fraustro is tied for 15th with rounds of 72 and 75.