By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – Head coach Denise Schilte-Brown said she always felt like a goal was going to come. Unfortunately for the Bulls, it never did Sunday afternoon.
The USF women’s soccer team outshot Murray State, 24-9, but couldn’t get one in the net in a 0-0 tie through two overtime periods.
“I felt like we had a consistent push from the back to stay compact and that’s why we created opportunity after opportunity,” Schilte-Brown said.
The Bulls’ final shot of the day might have been the most frustrating.
Gina Pacheco was pulled down by a Murray State defender in the box, which set up a penalty kick opportunity. Noelle Pineiro stepped in and fired a shot that hit the bottom of the left post while the keeper leaped in the other direction.
“That would have been a great way to finish the game,” Schilte-Brown said.
USF will try to find a way to break through on offense 7:30 p.m. Friday at home against Akron. The Bulls have two additional games left on their homestand with tests against Jacksonville on Sunday, Sept. 4 and West Virginia on Thursday, Sept. 15.
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