Bulls Play to 1-1 Draw at Jacksonville
TAMPA -- Despite peppering Jacksonville goalkeeper routinely Alexa Rooney throughout the night, the University of South Florida women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against the host Jacksonville Dolphins Friday evening at the Ashley Sports Complex in Jacksonville.
Down 1-0 with under seven minutes remaining in regulation, junior Chelsea Klotz continued her torrid start to the 2010 season by burying a penalty kick to even the game the score at one.
The BIG EAST Conference's leading scorer, Klotz, now has eight goals through six games which is one shy of her career high set in 2009. The goal marked the second straight game in which Klotz has scored on a penalty kick. She now has 21 career scores.
The Bulls bombarded the Jacksonville netminder throughout most of the night outshooting the Dolphins by a 34-15 margin with 14 of the shots being on goal. Both the 34 shots and 14 shots on a goal are a season high.
Klotz and fellow junior Venicia Reid led the Bulls with three shots on goal apiece. All nine separate USF players registered shots on goal in the match.
Junior Nicole McClure made three stops on the night in goal, playing all 110:00 minutes.
The two teams were scoreless for the opening 70 minutes of the match until Jacksonville's Courtney Conrad gave the Dolphins a 1-0 advantage, a lead they would hold until Klotz evened the ledger in the 84th minute.
In the overtimes, the Bulls took 11 shots including seven in the first extra period.
On the night, USF out cornered Jacksonville, 11-2.
USF will return to the pitch on Sunday at noon for the final time in the non-conference portion of the its schedule when they host Harvard.