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USF women lose in semifinals of Big East soccer tournament

The USF women's soccer team lost to Georgetown in penalty kicks in the semifinals of the Big East tournament Friday in East Hartford, Conn. The teams were tied at 1 after regulation and overtime.

The Bulls (10-5-4), the No. 2 seed in the American Division, led until Georgetown's Daphne Corboz tied it with a rebound in the 84th minute. Junior forward Sharla Passariello put USF up in the 15th minute as the Bulls outshot the Hoyas 5-0 in the first half.

"I felt like we really dominated in the first half," USF coach Denise Schilte-Brown said. "In the second half I felt like Georgetown was quite direct and doing a little bit more to pin us in, and I think we could have handled it a little better.

"To give up the goal in the last five minutes is difficult, so I'm proud of how the girls responded in double overtime."

The Hoyas (15-2-3), ranked 13th in the coaches poll, won the shootout 5-4.

Georgetown faces Marquette, a 1-0 winner over Notre Dame, at noon Sunday for the title. The Bulls will wait for Monday's announcement to see if they earned an at-large spot in the 64-team NCAA Tournament (4:30 p.m., online at

UF ADVANCES: Florida (16-4-1) defeated Missouri 3-0 in an SEC tournament semifinal at Orange Beach, Ala. Florida plays Auburn in Sunday's final. … Top-seeded Florida State fell to Virginia 4-2 in an ACC semifinal at Cary, N.C.

MEN'S SOCCER: Freshman Joe Swindell's goal gave No. 4 seed Eckerd (7-8-4) a 5-4 win in penalty kicks over top seed Lynn after 120 scoreless minutes in a Sunshine State Conference semifinal in Boca Raton. Eckerd plays Rollins in Sunday's final.


PITTSBURGH — Three Pitt players, including starting running back Ray Graham, will play today against No. 4 Notre Dame despite being charged with simple assault and conspiracy in connection with an incident last month involving three other students. Graham, junior receiver Devin Street and redshirt freshman defensive back Lafayette Pitts deny they were involved in a confrontation with a student who told police he was hit in the head by a player. The players were not arrested but are to appear for a preliminary hearing Jan. 9 in municipal court.

OHIO STATE: The Buckeyes will host San Diego State on Sept. 7 to fill a vacancy left when Vanderbilt backed out of a game. Home games against Buffalo (now Aug. 31) and Florida A&M (Sept. 21) were moved as well.

TENNESSEE: Freshman cornerback Deion Bonner was the lone suspect listed by police in the theft of a fellow student's cell phone, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. No arrest had been made.


texas tech: Junior forward Shauntal Nobles is out indefinitely with Guillain-Barre syndrome, coach Kristy Curry said. In Guillain-Barre syndrome, the immune system attacks the nervous system in the extremities.

USF women lose in semifinals of Big East soccer tournament 11/02/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:17am]
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