Men’s Soccer Game Time

When: Tonight, 7:30

Where: Alumni Field

The story: The Bulls open up conference play in their second season in the Big East after nearly winning the league title in their first. But today marks just the second time USF and Notre Dame have met. The last was in 1985, when the Bulls won 3-0.

Forwards Justin McGeeney – who earned Big East Offensive Player of the Week by scoring two goals – and Justin Lapira lead the Fighting Irish with four points and five goals, respectively.

Bulls senior defender Kareem Smith was awarded Big East Defensive Player of the Week – the first of his four-year career – and has made 60 consecutive starts for USF. Smith, with help from defenders Yohance Marshall and Chris Blake and goalkeeper Dane Brenner, have the Bulls holding opponents to 0.75 goals against average.

Forward Jordan Seabrook, who led the team with 14 goals in his freshman year, leads the team with 11 shots. Brenner has allowed just three goals in four games and has 12 saves.

The Bulls also face DePaul on Sunday in Chicago. The Blue Devils are led offensively by Alex Mangan with two goals. DePaul’s record this season is 1-2-2.

Keep an eye on: forward Hunter West. After sitting out last season with a hamstring injury, he leads the team with four goals and is second on the team in shots (5).