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NOTEBOOK: Softball ranked in Top 25 after weekend success

Sophomore infielder Vivian Ponn brought home the winning run in the top of the seventh inning of a 2-1 over Wisconsin on Sunday. USF ATHLETICS PHOTO

After a strong weekend with wins over ranked opponents at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational, USF softball was ranked No. 22 in the latest Top 25. 

The team earned multiple individual awards as well. Senior pitcher Georgina Corrick won the AAC Pitcher of the Week for the second week in a row. 

Corrick pitched three complete games over the weekend with 28 strikeouts in total, including 13 against Wisconsin.

Sophomore catcher Josie Foreman was named to the AAC’s weekly honor roll award for her .556 batting average over the weekend and her contribution to calling pitches with Corrick.

The Bulls will return to the field Friday at 2 p.m. against St. John’s (NY) at the USF Softball Stadium.

Men’s soccer to play friendly against Rowdies

USF men’s soccer will play the USL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies at Corbett Stadium on Wednesday night in a friendly preseason match.

The matchup gives students and fans the chance to see one of the USL’s most successful teams in recent memory up close. 

The Rowdies are back-to-back reigning USL Championship Eastern Conference winners. They were unable to win the 2021 USL Championship Final, however, losing to Orange County SC 3-1 last November.

Admission is free and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

A tough stretch for women’s tennis

The women’s tennis team lost back-to-back games against Liberty and South Texas at their home court this past weekend by scores of 4-2 and 4-1, respectively.

The Bulls (1-7) are now on a six-game losing streak dating back to an opening day win on Jan. 23 against Florida A&M in Tallahassee.

The squad will return to the USF Varsity Tennis Courts on Wednesday to pick up their first home win of the season against Stetson.

Bethy Mununga honored as Player of the Week

USF women’s basketball senior forward Bethy Mununga won the AAC Player of the Week award thanks to a dominant performance in a 54-45 win against Cincinnati on Feb. 16.

Mununga led the team in scoring and rebounds with 22 points and 15 boards while playing all 40 minutes for the Bulls. She also nabbed four steals and blocked one shot.

It was her 11th double-double of the season and the 16th time she grabbed over 10 rebounds in a game. 

The Bulls have two consecutive games against Wichita State next, with the first to come Tuesday at the Yuengling Center, scheduled for a 7 p.m. tipoff.