Friday, March 7th
USF blanked Northwestern 7-0 in the first game of the weekend's three game series. Casey Mulholland had a great game, going eight innings and giving up only three hits while getting eight strikeouts. Levi Borders and Daniel Portales each went 2-3, with Portales getting two RBI's and Borders one.
The #53 men's tennis team dominated South Alabama 7-0.
The softball team competed in the Under Armor Showcase this weekend. They had a bad first day, dropping games to Northwestern (by a score of 7-2) and Kansas (by a score of 9-3). Sara Nevins (9-3) exited the first game after only 2.2 innings and gave up six runs (only one earned) off three hits and two walks. Ashli Goff led the Bulls in hitting with a 3-3 game. Sara Nevins got the start in game two also, but had an equally rough showing. She picked up her fourth loss after not even getting a single out. She gave up three runs off three hits in 0.0 innings. All three runs came off a three-run home-run by Chaley Brickey. Kansas got another home-run (this time for two runs) in the third and didn't look back from there.
The women's team matched the men's with a dominating 7-0 win over St. John's. This marked the team's eighth straight win.
Saturday, March 8th
USF (11-4) picked up their second win of the three-game series against Northwestern 4-2. The Bulls can thank a four run sixth inning for the win. Kyle Teaf had a strong game offensively, going 3-5 and grabbing an RBI. Nik Alonso also had a good game, going 2-4 with two RBI's.
USF lost in heartbreaking fashion to Temple on senior day, 66-65. Seniors Victor Rudd and Martino Brock had solid games in their last appearance on home court. Rudd finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Brock got 16 points and four rebounds. Corey Allen Jr had a great game, finishing with 18 points, five assists, and four rebounds. Quenton Decosey won the game for Temple with a buzzer beater. He finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Dalton Pepper had a huge game for the Owls with 20 points and eight rebounds.
It was a good weekend for the men's tennis team. After beating South Alabama 7-0, they upset #43 UNC Wilmington 4-3. They dropped the double's point, but then rallied to win the first three singles matches. They then dropped the fourth match, but won the fifth to seal the victory.
The women's sailing team traveled north this weekend to compete in the Naval Academy Women's Regatta. The team finished 15th overall.
USF dominated Temple in the American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, 72-44. Inga Orekhova led the Bulls with 22 points. Courtney Williams had a strong game with 12 points and nine rebounds. Alisia Jenkins was also close to a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Sunday, March 9th
USF (11-5) dropped the last game of the series against Northwestern 6-4. The Bulls have some bad pitching in the seventh to thank for the loss. Back to back hit batters forced in the first run of the four run inning. A two-run single and a sac fly brought in the other three.
The Bulls rebounded from a tough two-loss Friday to get two wins on Sunday and finish the Under Armor Showcase with a 2-2 record. The first was 7-4 over Utah. Erika Nunn picked up her sixth win of the year and went 4.2 innings, giving up four runs (one earned) off five hits. Sara Nevins was clearly fed up with losing and absolutely dominated the second game for a 5-0 win over St. Joseph's. Nevins went the full seven innings and narrowly missed getting a perfect game. She gave up only one hit and no walks and got eight strikeouts. The lone hit came against the first batter she faced.
The Bulls lost in heartbreaking fashion to #3 Louisville in the Conference Tournament Semifinals, 60-56. The game was tied 56-56 late, but Louisville converted a fast break and walked away with the 60-56 victory to advance. Inga Orekhova and Courtney Williams led the Bulls, each getting 19 points. Now the team will hope their resume is good enough to earn a dancing spot in the NCAA Tournament.
The women's team had a fantastic weekend, earning their second straight 7-0 win to extend their winning streak to nine straight matches. This time the win came over #67 Old Dominion.