USF Hands Cincinnati 2-0 Loss
Photo by Carl Wagenfohr
TAMPA -- The University of South Florida Men's Soccer team prevailed over Big East rivals Cincinnati last Saturday by a score of 2-0.
The tightly-played game could have gone either way until the 82nd minute when USF, ahead 1-0, was called for a hand ball in their own penalty area. The penalty kick was saved by USF keeper Jeff Attinella.
Attinella's save would pay dividends as the Bulls came back less than a minute later and turned what would have been a 1-1 game without Attinella's save into a 2-0 contest in the 83rd minute. Bernardo Anor would score his team-high fourth goal of the season on a shot from inside the box off assists from Javed Mohammed - his second of the game - and Jorge Mora to put the game out of reach.
Attinella, a graduate of Countryside High School, was later named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the week ending Oct. 4. It is Attinella's second honor from the league this season - and second of his career - in five weeks of reporting, and he is the only goalkeeper to have received the award twice this year.
Next up for the Bulls is St. John's University, in a rematch of the 2008 BIG EAST Conference Tournament championship game. Game time is 7:30 p.m. this Saturday October 10 at the USF Soccer Stadium in Tampa.
Adult individual match tickets are $6, while youth and senior citizen admission is $3. All groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $2.50 per ticket. Call 1-800-GOBULLS for more information.
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