WHO: USF (12-5-3, 6-2-2) vs. Georgetown (15-2-2, 8-1-1)
WHEN: Friday 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hartford, Conn.
By CURSTEN TAYLOR
Special to GoUSFBulls.com
TAMPA - USF women's soccer continues its magical season Friday afternoon in Connecticut against Georgetown in the Big East semifinals.
The Bulls (12-5-3) have prepared for their Big East matchup against the Hoyas despite the last-minute change of venue and time due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
After an exciting 4-3 finish in penalty kicks against Louisville, the Bulls are hoping to continue their stellar defensive play that has been a key component to their success so far this year. Including Louisville, USF has shut out 10 teams this season and has kept opponents scoreless in four of its past six games.
"We have a mature back four who listens to their coaches and they just get it," said head coach Denise Schilte-Brown.
Schilte-Brown is also looking forward to her team facing Georgetown for the first time this season.
"I feel like it's going to be a really good matchup," Schilte-Brown said. "There are no pre-conceived notions about how they play."
The 14th ranked Hoyas (15-2-2) are coming off a 1-0 victory over DePaul in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The Hoyas, winners of the National Division, are on a hot streak of their own as they have won eight of their last 10 matches this season.