USF women's soccer falls in PKs in Big East semis
USF women's soccer fell just short of reaching the Big East championship game, losing a lead in the final minutes, then falling 5-4 in penalty kicks to Georgetown in Friday's Big East semifinals.
The Bulls (12-5-4) took an early lead on a goal by Sharla Passariello, and that lead held until just six minutes remained and Georgetown got a goal from Big East offensive player of the year Daphne Corboz. That tie persisted through two 10-minute overtimes, leading to penalty kicks to decide who would advance to face Marquette in Sunday's final.
USF fell behind when its second kick, from Taylor Patterson, was blocked by Georgetown, but the Hoyas missed their fourth shot to even the PKs. Olivia Chance converted a kick to force a sixth kick, but freshman Jackie Simpson saw her shot blocked by Hoyas keeper Emma Newins to clinch the Georgetown win.