After a week off, the Bulls 9-3 (5-1), are back in action as they host Temple (game begins at 7 PM on Thursday night). The Owls are 6-7-2 (2-3-1) entering this match.
USF is averaging 2.33 goals per game while allowing 1.50 goals per game. On the other side, the Owls are averaging 1.47 goals per game while allowing 1.40 goals against them.
Temple is led by senior forward Gabriella McKeown who has scored 5 goals on the season on 40 shot attempts (leads the team in both categories). Redshirt senior forward Kayla Cunningham has a goal (33 shot attempts) and has 5 assists on the season. Another player to watch is senior midfielder Elana Falcone who has 3 goals (25 shot attempts). They will be facing Kat Elliott who has made 50 saves on the season and has compiled a .746 save percentage in the process.
In net for Temple is sophomore keeper Morgan Basielo who has allowed just 13 goals all year while making 53 saves (.803 save percentage). She will be facing the USF offense that is led by Evelyne Viens and her team leading 9 goals and 7 assists. She is the big time scoring threat and leads the offense for the Bulls. If she is going early in this game, USF could strike early and put the Owls on the defensive early.
This is a game the Bulls really need to add to their resume, so look for a fast start from a well rested group in this match.