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USF Gets First Win Over the Gators in Program History

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .

Friday night marked a night in the University of South Florida Bull’s history. For the first time, the University of South Florida Bulls would defeat the University of Florida Gators.

The Bulls came flying out of the gates to score off the faceoff on a fast break in the first five seconds of the game. They quickly followed the first goal up with another in the next thirty seconds. However, the Gators would possess the ball the majority of the first half and muster up a halftime lead of five to three, leaving the Bull’s offense hopeless watching, and the Bull’s defense fatigued. With a much needed halftime break, the Bulls exploded out of the gate scoring five unanswered goals in the third quarter. The fourth quarter would be about possession, and goal tending. With a few amazing saves, and the defense shutting down the Gators, the offense was able to get the ball and kill the remaining time left on the clock to secure their first ever win against the University of Florida Gators in program history, which puts the Bulls at a 2-1 in conference record (SELC: Southeast). This is also the first time in the history of the program that the University of South Florida Bulls have obtained two in conference wins, and have put themselves in a position to attend the SELC tournament as a MCLA Division 1 program. Their next game is against the University of Central Florida Knights at home. Just like the Gators, the Bulls are 0-7 all-time against the Knights and look to repeat history and solidify their spot for the SELC tournament.

Florida Game Key Players: Zak Heinritz (1 G, 3 As, 1 GB), Joey Galuppi (2 Gs, 1 A), Grant Wallenfelsz (9-12 FOs, 1 G, 2 As, 6 GBs), Erik Elderdice (1 G, 1 A, 1 GB), Steve Brannen (1 G, 1 GB), Ryan Fennell (3-6 FOs, 1 G, 3 GBs), Nathan Granger (1G), Ryan Dwyer (1 GB), Dillion Harrington (7 GBs), Tyler Huntsinger (2 GBs), Kory Johnson (2 GBs), Andy Schilling (1 GB), Michael Sweeney (3 GBs), & Anthony Lefanto (14 Ss, 7 GA, 66.7%).