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South Florida men's soccer falls 5-0 to Wake Forest, ending season in Elite Eight

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One of the longest postseason runs in USF men's soccer history ended quickly against top seed Wake Forest.

The eighth-seeded Bulls (15-5-3) gave up four goals in the first half and one in the second in a 5-0 loss to the defending champion Demon Deacons (21-1-1) on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.

"Wake Forest is a very good team," Bulls coach George Kiefer said. "I give them credit. I've been around a lot of good college soccer teams, and they are one of the best I've seen in a long time. I was very happy with our team and the way that they fought until the final second."

The Bulls had nine shots, with four on goal, and sophomore goalkeeper Jeff Attinella had three saves.

Five seniors played their last game for USF: Yohance Marshall, Kevon Neaves, Jason Devenish, Joris Claessens and Gonzalo Ramella.

USF's run ties the longest in program history — the 1997 team reached the Elite Eight.

Wake Forest faces 13th-seeded North Carolina in the Final Four on Friday in Frisco, Texas. The other match: third-seeded St. John's vs. second-seeded Maryland.

Women's soccer: Janae Godoy led Seattle Pacific to its first title, scoring with 2:13 left in overtime for a 1-0 victory over West Florida in the Division II title game at Pepin Stadium in Tampa.

Volleyball: Mekana Barnes had 10 kills to lead host Florida (27-3) past Colorado State 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gators advance to the region semifinals to face the Long Beach State-Stanford winner next weekend in Fort Collins, Colo.

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South Florida men's soccer falls 5-0 to Wake Forest, ending season in Elite Eight 12/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:00am]
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