Saturday, October 17, 2009

Colleges: Boggs leads Bulls to win over Orange

Zak Boggs gave No.12 South Florida a first half lead, and a pair of late goals put the game away as the Bulls maintained second place in the Big East Red division with a 3-0 victory in frigid conditions at Syracuse’s SU Soccer Stadium on Saturday night.

"This was a very good win for us," Bulls coach George Kiefer said. "It was good to see Zak (Boggs) get on the board again. I think that once he got one goal that he would start to score more, for him to get the game-winner was great.”

The Orange (2-12-0, 1-7-0 Big East) came out strongly to start the game, but the Bulls (9-2-2, 4-2-2) were able to weather the early pressure, and Boggs struck in the 30th minute, bending a direct free kick around the defensive wall and into the left corner of the net.

The goal was Boggs’ third of the season, and he almost added his fourth shortly after halftime only for his shot to come back off the post. Sebastian Thuriere finally gave the Bulls and insurance goal in the 76th minute as he took advantage of a pass by Jorge Mora. Hasani Sinclair added his third of the season five minutes later to put the game away.

Kiefer said he was pleased with what he was seeing from his side going forward, the Bulls having scored six goals in their past two games.
“I think what you’re starting to see now is that these guys are starting to get much more relaxed and are just playing and not looking to get goals, but to just play good soccer and because of that the goals are starting to come," Kiefer said.

South Florida completes its non-conference schedule on Wednesday at it is visited by No.20 Dartmouth, the first of three straight games at the USF Soccer Stadium.

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