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Goff Rockets Bulls Past Illinois
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By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - 

A big swing from Ashli Goff helped the Bulls get back on track Friday night at the USF Under Armour Invitational.

 

USF's leadoff batter provided all the offense it needed with a three-run homer in a 3-2 victory over Illinois that snapped the Bulls' seven-game losing streak.

"We just have to keep moving. We're getting some pretty good pitching performances and it's about playing flawless softball," head coach Ken Eriksen said. "We have to continue to try to do that. It hasn't been easy, but it will come together."

Illinois (5-11) took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning when Goff, a slap hitter, crushed a line drive over the tall wall in right field. It marked the second home run of the junior's career.

"I was just trying to hit it hard on the ground. I guess I just hit it in the right spot," Goff said with a smile.

Goff's clutch hit was enough support for a USF pitching duo that avoided trouble early and cruised late. Freshman Erica Nunn (2-2) struck out four and allowed two runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings.

"That's why she's here. We recruited those kids because they can play at this high level," Eriksen said.

Sara Nevins finished the job by striking out two in 1 2/3 innings of hitless work.

The Invitational continues Saturday at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, where the Bulls face Toledo in the first game of their doubleheader at 2:45 p.m. USF finishes its day up with a test against Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitchers of Record
IP H R ER BB SO
W - E. Nunn (2-2)
5.1 3 2 2
3 4
L - P. Gay (4-7)
6.0 6 3 3 6 6
S - S. Nevins (2)
1.2
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A. Goff
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A. Booker
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