Men’s soccer moves into three-way tie atop AAC

Senior forward Melvin Becket’s fourth goal of the season was all USF needed in its 1-0 victory over UConn on Saturday night in Storrs, Connecticut. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ

Coming off three losses in its past four games, the USF men’s soccer team rebounded with a 1-0 upset over No. 24/13 UConn on Saturday night in Storrs, Connecticut. 

Following the victory, USF (6-6-2, 3-1) is now tied for first in the AAC with UConn and Cincinnati with three conference games remaining in the regular season. 

Senior forward Melvin Becket gave the Bulls an early lead when he scored his fourth goal of the season in the 24th minute off a free-kick pass from Ricardo Gomez. 

Despite being out-shot eight to three, USF made its limited opportunities count as it relied on strong defensive play and a clean game in the net from goalkeeper Spasoje Stefanovic. 

Each goalkeeper recorded one save in the tightly contested defensive match that saw only 11 total shots from both teams. 

The Bulls return home to Corbett Soccer Stadium on Saturday to host Memphis at 7 p.m.


Women’s Soccer falls to UConn

After falling behind by two goals in the first half against UConn on Sunday in Storrs, Connecticut, USF couldn’t muster up enough offense in the second half, eventually losing the contest lost 3-1.

Behind 3-0 after a UConn goal in the 60th minute, USF amped up its offensive pressure, out-shooting the Huskies 11-2 in the second half. 

But despite the Bulls’ efforts, UConn goalkeeper Emily Armstrong allowed only one goal and made four saves to keep USF at bay. 

The loss drops USF into a tie for fifth in the AAC after beginning the season 10-1-2.


Bulls hold off Huskies for third-straight win

USF volleyball staved off a UConn comeback after going up two sets to none before eventually coming back to win in the fifth and final set of the match. 

Trailing 13-12 in the final set, USF (14-6, 5-3) got back-to-back kills from senior outside hitter Dakota Hampton in its final push for the win, taking the set 15-13. 

Since beginning conference play by dropping three of their first five conference matches, the Bulls have won three-straight AAC matches to move up to fifth in the conference.