Tampa, FL (Sept. 22) The USF womens soccer team extended its winning streak to three Friday night as it defeated Houston 2-1 at the USF Soccer Stadium. South Floridas Christina Gaudion (Brandon, Fla./Brandon) opened the scoring in the 37th minute off an Aleia Long (Ormond Beach, Fla./Seabreeze) assist.
Freshman forward Danielle Aldrich (St. Petersburg, Fla./Countryside) notched her third goal of the season with a header off a Danae Giaramita (Flagler Beach, Fla./Flagler Palm Coast) pass in the 49th minute. Houstons Laura Repp (Cedar Hill, TX/Cedar Hill) put a mark on the board for the Cougars in the 62nd minute with a head-on grounder that rolled past South Florida goalkeeper Valerie Wetzel (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee).
South Floridas season has changed dramatically since its home-opening 2-2 tie with UAB on September 15. The Bulls entered the UAB game coping with a three-game losing streak to the likes of FSU, Florida and Stetson. South Florida has since recorded an astonishing 7-0 victory at Memphis, and triumphed over Florida Atlantic 4-3 at home.
South Florida (3-3-1) next faces Saint Louis at home on Sunday, September 24, at 1 p.m., before venturing to Marquette on Friday, September 29. Eight of the Bulls nine remaining games come against Conference USA opponents.
SCORING SUMMARY: G Time/Team Scorer Assist 1. 36:14/USF Christina Gaudion Aleia Long 2. 48:28/USF Danielle Aldrich Danae Giaramita 3. 61:44/USF Laura Repp Unassisted
Shots: South Florida 18, Houston 10 Saves: South Florida 5, Houston 6