TAMPA- The Bulls were unable to hold onto a late lead on the road, falling to Cincinnati 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.
After a scoreless first half it looked like one goal might be enough for either team to win it, but instead the Bulls and Bearcats turned in a wild second half that resulted in five goals.
Cincinnati (7-8-1, 3-2-1) started off the high-scoring second half when Jae Atkinson scored her first of two goals on the afternoon off a cross from the left side in the 50th minute.
The Bulls (7-4-3, 2-3-0) answered back 10 minutes later when Cincinnati goalkeeper Natalie Smith gave up a rebound on a shot from Sarah Miller that Cristin Granados was able to clean up for her fourth goal of the season.
Sharla Passariello scored her team leading sixth goal of the year to give USF the lead in the 78th minute and what looked to be a possible victory.
However, the Bearcats got the equalizer just over two minutes later when Katie Greer scored from the middle of the box to make it 2-2.
Atkinson capped off the scoring with her second of the game off a corner kick in the 84th minute to put Cincinnati up for good.
USF outshot Cincinnati 16-9 in the match and 10-4 in the second half but were unable to rally back in the final minutes.
Passariello led the Bulls offensively with six shots and goalkeeper Christiane Endler made three saves in the game.
The Bulls return to action Friday, Oct. 18 with a home match against Memphis at 7:30 p.m. USF has yet to lose a match at home this season, posting a 7-0-2 record at Corbett Stadium.