Saturday, October 31, 2009

College Matchday: No.9 South Florida at Rutgers

WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m., Yurcak Field

NEED TO KNOW: South Florida can seal a bye and home field for the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament as it closes out the regular season on the road against Rutgers. The Bulls trail Louisville by two points for the lead in the Red division, but a win would guarantee them at least second and a home game next Saturday.

The Scarlet Knights have qualified for the Big East tournament, sitting as the prospective No.6 seed in the Blue division. Currently 4-6 in Big East competition, Rutgers has had success against the Bulls in the past, winning three of the last four meetings between the two schools. They have lost their last two games, though, falling 2-0 to Louisville and 3-0 to Villanova in the past week.

The Bulls will look to continue the momentum they’ve built in a five-game winning streak, having scored 11 goals in that span. Zak Boggs’ outstanding free kick gave the Bulls victory against DePaul on Wednesday night, while leading scorer Bernardo Anor appeared to have recovered from a hip flexor that had him sidelined and could regain his starting position tonight.

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