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Volleyball win keeps USF in 1st

South Florida won its 14th consecutive volleyball match, sweeping Tulane Sunday. The Bulls improved to 21-6 and 12-1 in Conference USA to remain in first place with Houston.

Lori Gribben had 10 kills, and Paula Araujo, with nine, became the first Bulls player to reach 1,000 kills in her second season.

USF had 10 aces, including four by Katiane Simonetti.

MORE VOLLEYBALL: Host Florida (23-1, 11-0 SEC) remained atop the conference with a 3-0 victory over South Carolina (17-5, 9-2). Aurymar Rodriguez had 14 kills and 10 digs to lead the Gators.

SOCCER: Florida's women (16-2-1) finished the regular season with a 5-0 victory over host Old Dominion (8-8-1). It was the Gators' 13th consecutive victory, a school record, and 10th shutout.

Melissa Pini scored her 15th goal less than five minutes into the match off a cross from Sarah Yohe to give the Gators a 1-0 lead.

Junior Katie Tullis scored two goals less than two minutes apart to put the Gators up 3-0 in the second half. Sarah Yohe and Andi Sellers finished the scoring.

The Gators did not allow a shot.

TENNIS: USF's Silviu Nistor lost the consolation final of the LSU Showcase to Martin Jirak of Texas Christian 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

BASKETBALL: Miami won its first exhibition, 79-76 over Team Miami, getting 21 points from forward Octavia Blue and 19 from center Kym Hope.

The Hurricanes took their biggest lead at 73-67 on Shannon Drury's layup with 2:07 left. Team Miami's Della Fullmore scored eight straight with :25.9 to go. But the Hurricanes hit their free throws down the stretch.

Florida State forward Randell Jackson injured his right shoulder, perhaps separating it, as he hit the floor trying for a steal during Saturday morning's exhibition game. He is scheduled for an MRI today. Jackson said Sunday he was "feeling better" and should be ready for the season opener Nov. 14 at Rice.

BASEBALL: Miami, which finished third at the World Series, begins practice today.

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