Bulls to face Memphis
Riding in on a two-game winning streak, the USF women’s soccer team (3-5-2, C-USA 2-2-0) aims to win its third straight conference game.
The Bulls, who came home for the first time since defeating Conference-USA foes Southern Miss and Tulane last weekend, welcome Memphis (10-3-0, C-USA 4-1-0) at 7:30 p.m.
Too bad that, according to coach Logan Fleck, momentum doesn’t exist.
“I’m don’t really believe in it,” he said. “I don’t see momentum carrying past 30 seconds.”
USF faces a Memphis squad that has outscored their last two opponents 9-2.
“I love the competition,” coach Logan Fleck said. “and Memphis is the real deal.”
The Tigers, who march in on a three-game winning streak, are in third place in the conference standings.
“(Memphis) has been dominating,” Fleck said. “At the very least, we’re going to give them a good game. But we’re going in it to win it.”
Things won’t get any easier for the Bulls on Sunday, when Saint Louis (9-3-1, C-USA 5-0-0) comes to USF. The Billikens sit atop the C-USA standings and have shut out their previous five opponents.
“We are playing two very good teams,” Fleck said. “We may get beaten by somebody, but we’re not scared of anybody.”
Citing increased intensity from midfielders Jenny Mulvihill, Katie Reed, Tara Escribano and Ashley Quaid, Fleck has seen his team make significant strides.
“Every day, we’re playing a little better and we’re gaining a personality,” he said.
“But the number one thing is how well we are playing in the midfield. They are tackling and winning balls. They are owning the midfield.”
The Bulls have two straight shutouts after allowing five goals in the previous two games.
USF’s game against conference opponent Cincinnati, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 26, has been rescheduled to Oct. 31.
It will be the Bulls’ final regular-season game.