NOTEBOOK: Women’s volleyball loses three straight in UTSA Invitational

Senior defensive specialist CC Clausen broke USF alumni Michelle Collier’s digs record of 1,747 on Friday, and extended the count on Saturday. USF ATHLETICS PHOTO

After coming off its three-game win streak at the Stony Brook Invitational from Sept. 2-3, women’s volleyball lost three back-to-back matches in the UTSA Invitational this past weekend.

The Bulls (4-5) started the weekend against UT Arlington (5-4), only taking one set to fall 1-3. The Mavs dominated USF in the following sets 17-25, 19-25 and 21-25.

Later that night, UTSA (3-6) went to sweep USF in three sets, outscoring them 56-37 overall along with controlling the court in 46 kills compared to the Bulls’ 31 kills.

South Florida attempted to recover on the final day of the invitational against McNeese State (2-8), but the Bulls ended the match in a 3-1 loss.

USF was unable to perform in multiple categories against McNeese. The Rowdy’s had seven aces and 10 blocks while the Bulls were left scrambling with no aces and six blocks, one of their major downfalls in the match.

Despite a challenging weekend for the Bulls, senior defensive specialist CC Clausen broke her own career digs record in the USF books after racking up 39 digs in the UTSA Invitational.

South Florida will return to The Corral for its redemption weekend in Bulls Volleyball Invitational. The tournament will begin with a match against Cornell Friday at 12:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and Bulls Unlimited.

Women’s soccer falls to Georgia

In its second road trip of the season, women’s soccer lost 2-0 in the final nonconference match against Georgia.

Georgia (11-5-3) took a 1-0 lead 20 minutes into the first half, playing aggressively against USF. During the first half, the Bulldogs outshot the Bulls 6-3, but the offensive control truly began in the second half.

During round two, Georgia began to attack the net consistently in an attempt to add on insurance. With their 14 shots, the Bulldogs tagged on another goal to take the game 2-0 at the 71 minute.

Unable to compete with only two shots in the second, USF couldn’t keep up with the Bulldogs’ efficiency.

The Bulls will remain on the road for their first conference match against Houston on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.