Women's soccer: Klotz slowed by foot injury
Junior forward Chelsea Klotz, the top scorer for USF women's soccer and second-highest scorer in the Big East, could miss this weekend's matches as she has been slowed by plantar fasciitis in her left foot.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful swelling of the tissue on the bottom of the foot -- Klotz, who played 61 minutes in USF's win at Villanova on Sunday, wore a protective boot on her left foot Tuesday and said she still hoped to play in road games this weekend at Providence and Connecticut.
"I'm going to try. It's gotten pretty bad, so I could be out for like two weeks, but hopefully I can play through it," Klotz said Tuesday.
Klotz, a junior from Tampa Prep, already has nine goals, which puts her among the 10 single-highest seasons in USF history, with a shot to challenge Kristine Edner's record of 16 set in 1998. The Bulls (7-3-2) have six regular-season matches left and are on pace to improve their record for the third straight year since Denise Schilte-Brown took over in 2007. After going 4-10-3 in Schilte-Brown's first season, the Bulls went 7-8-3 in 2008 and 9-8-3 last season.
The Bulls 2-2-1 conference record puts them in a tie for third in the Big East's American Division, and their next two matches are against the two teams tied with them in the league standings.