USF Falls at No. 4 Tulsa

The Bulls close out their two-match road stretch at Temple on Saturday.

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 3, 2021) – The University of South Florida men’s soccer team headed to America’s Heartland to face No. 4 Tulsa, its fourth Top 15 opponent in the last six matches, but was unable to get the result it was looking for as the Golden Hurricane handed the Bulls a 4-0 loss. South Florida drops to 2-6-1 overall and 0-4 in the American Athletic Conference, while Tulsa improves to 9-0 on the year and 4-0 in The American.

The Bulls have had to endure the most difficult conference stretch in The American with all four matches coming against the top three sides in the league; Tulsa twice, SMU, and Central Florida.

After a scoreless first half, Segun Afolabi got the second stanza off to a fast start for the Bulls, giving them the best opportunity of the night in the 47’. Afolabi dribbled the ball to the right side of the box and had a good look to send a low bender to the near post, however, Tulsa’s Alex Lopez dove to his left and wrapped the offering up to keep the match scoreless.

The Golden Hurricane didn’t keep the match scoreless for long after that, netting three goals in just under seven minutes, beginning in the 52’ to gain the upper hand. 

The Bulls had prime chances to get on the board and cut into the Tulsa lead. The first came on a header from five yards out by Sergio Pineros-Mayorga in the 75’, then on a right-footed liner to the far post by Oscar Resano, that went just wide of the net in the 85’.

Ralph Montero had three saves in the loss.

Scoring Summary

Tulsa – Malik Henry-Scott (Ben Barkley; 52:10)

Tulsa – Chase Bromstedt (Alex Meinhard; 58:29)

Tulsa – Malik Henry-Scott (Alex Meinhard; 59:04)

Tulsa – Team Goal (65:42)

                               1              2              F

USF                       0              0              0                        

Tulsa                     0              4              0

Shots: USF 12, TU 11

Shots on Goal: USF 8, TU 7

Saves: USF 4, TU 7

Corner Kicks: USF 4, TU 3

Fouls: USF 13, TU 7

Notable

  • Jackson Weyman saw his first action of the season tonight against Tulsa, logging 16 minutes and making one save.
  • Henrique Gallina had a team-high four shots for the Bulls, including two on goal.

Up Next
South Florida will gear up this week to face Temple, in Philadelphia, on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., before returning to Corbett Stadium on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. against Memphis on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

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