Times staff and wires
USF continues its quest today to defend its Big East men's soccer championship with a matchup at Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. The match begins at 1, with the winner advancing to the semifinals next weekend in Morgantown, W. Va. The Bulls, the No. 3 seed, advanced Thursday with a 2-1 win over Marquette. Goalie Jeff Attinella, a junior who starred at Countryside High, has played every minute of the regular season for the Bulls — a total of 1,673:25 — and has 93 saves and seven shutouts. He has a 0.70 goals against average and a .877 save percentage. USF leads the overall series 4-1 against the Irish, the No. 2 seed.
Tampa hosts Barry at 1 in the Sunshine State Conference men's final at Pepin Stadium. FSU faces North Carolina in the ACC women's final at 2 p.m. (TV: FSN) in Cary, N.C.