It was business as usual for the Bulls’ lockdown defense Wednesday night at Cincinnati.
The USF men’s soccer team allowed just two shots on goal in a 0-0 double-overtime tie with the Bearcats before a crowd of 621 at Gettler Stadium. The Bulls (6-2-3, 1-0-2) have posted three shutouts in their past four games and keeper Eric Osswald only had to make two saves against Cincinnati (5-4-3, 2-0-1).
“The back four and Eric are doing a really good job keeping us organized. I’m very pleased with the performance tonight,” head coach George Kiefer said. “I see them developing and communicating a lot more, which makes the game easier when you do things like that.”
Also as usual, the Bulls controlled the pace of the game and outshot the Bearcats, 17-13, before Cincinnati extended its school record shutout streak to six games. USF had six shots on goal and actually found the net after regulation, but the goal didn’t stand up because the Bulls were called offside.
“We’re creating good chances and that’s what you really have to evaluate your attack on. I’m really pleased with how well we’re attacking,” Kiefer said. “It’s a 72 yard-wide field and to be able to get behind them, open them up and pin them in like we did, I was really pleased with that.”
The Bulls wrap up their week 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Rutgers back at Corbett Soccer Stadium in what will be the start of a four-game homestand.