USF women's soccer playing for Big East crown
A wild postseason run continues for USF's women's soccer team, which pulled off its second upset in the Big East tournament, knocking off Marquette 3-2 on Friday night to advance to face West Virginia at noon in Sunday's championship.
The Bulls (13-4-3) got all three goals in the first half, two from Venicia Reid and the game-winner from Angelique Waller, her first of the season. Goalkeeper Nicole McClure didn't allow a goal in the second half to secure the win, getting seven saves on the night.
USF's NCAA Tournament resume continues to improve in big leaps -- in upsetting Georgetown (RPI: 17) the Bulls jumped from No. 46 to No. 38 in the RPI rankings, and they'll jump again after beating Marquette, whose RPI was No. 11 entering Friday's game. USF's 13 wins is the second-most in school history, behind only the 1998 squad, which went 15-1-3. That same season the Bulls won the Conference USA tournament, the only other time USF has finished higher than fourth in a conference tournament.
USF played West Virginia well in their only meeting this season, playing to a scoreless tie after two overtimes in Morgantown on Sept. 26.