USF Women’s Soccer Downs Tulsa, 1-0, conference home opener

TAMPA, SEPT. 22, 2022 –The University of South Florida women’s soccer team defeated Tulsa, 1-0, in the conference home opener for the Bulls in front of 876 fans at Corbett Stadium on Thursday night.

South Florida (4-6-0; 1-1-0 AAC) earned its first American Conference win of the season with a big freshman goal Daniella Chung (Boca Raton), while Tulsa (6-4-1; 1-1-0 AAC) lost its first conference game of the year.

Sydney Martinez recordsenior goalkeeper Sidney Martinez (Rincon, Ga.) made a huge save late in the game and recorded his 25e career shutout to become the program’s all-time leader in shutouts. USF led the shots for the game, posting a 20-6 advantage.

The teams battled through a scoreless first half as the Bulls led the shots on goal, 10-2.

USF has made some deep inroads into the Tulsa box, with the closest chance coming when Serita Thurton (Ajax, Ont.) dribbled just wide of the right post before firing a shot that was blocked by Tulsa goalkeeper Tatum Sanders in the 27th minute.

USF got another good look when Markvardsen sign (Roskilde, Denmark) fired a shot from around 25 yards down the left side that Sanders leaped to deflect just over the crossbar.

Chung gave the Bulls a 1-0 lead in the 70th minute of the second half when his shot was deflected, jumped off the crossbar into the ground, then entered the net for his first career goal at USF.

Scoring Summary
FUS Daniella Chung (70:11)

1 2 F
USF 0 1 0
Toulouse 0 0 0

Strokes: USF 20, Tulsa 6
Shoot to the net: USF 8, Tulsa 3
Checked in : USF 7, Tulsa 3
Corner kicks: USF 3, Tulsa 2
Faults: USF 3, Tulsa 7

• Danielle Chung scored her first career goal for USF.
Sidney Martinez made three saves, including a big one late in the game, to record his USF record 25e career laundering.
• The Bulls outshot Tulsa 20-6.
The Bulls have a week before returning to the field next Thursday, Sept. 29 at SMU. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
The Bulls return to Corbett Field on Thursday, October 6 to face Memphis in a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-GoBulls or at Ticketmaster.

All home games this season will be broadcast live on USF Bulls Unlimited, with Darek Sharp On call. Bulls Unlimited is available through the free Tune In app (search for “Bulls Unlimited”) and delivers static-free quality whether you’re listening on your streaming device, laptop, or desktop.

In addition to Bulls Unlimited, all regular season home games from South Florida will be broadcast live on the ESPN+ platform. ESPN+ app subscriptions cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year and can be bundled with Hulu and Disney+ streaming services. A step-by-step guide to subscribing to ESPN+ can be found here.

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The USF women’s soccer team has posted ten straight 10+ seasons under head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010 and returned in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. South Florida has five consecutive seasons with a conference championship, also winning the title of tournament in 2017, 2019 and 2020. as the regular season title in 2018, 2020 and 2021. The program had its first draft pick and second-highest pick in USF Athletics history, Evelyne Viens being taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft by Sky Blue FC, now FC Gotham.


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