Tampa, Fla. (November 23, 2022) – The University of South Florida Bulls (10-19, 4-13 AAC) began a two-match homestand to wrap up the 2022 season on Wednesday afternoon, suffering a 3-1 loss against No. 22 Houston (28-2, 19-0 AAC) at The Corral.
South Florida won the opening set, 25-17, against the nationally-ranked Cougars before Houston rallied for three straight and the win, 25-17, 25-18, 25-16.
Maria Clara Andrade (São Paulo, Brazil) paced the Bulls with 10 kills, followed by Makayla Washington (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Marta Cvitkovic (Rijeka, Croatia) with eight and seven kills, respectively.
Andrade and Ally Barnhart (Lenexa, Kan.) led the team with five total blocks apiece while Yasmin Shaw (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) contributed with another four blocks.
Cvitkovic and Tatiana Johnson (Frederick, Md.) posted two service aces each. Andrade, CC Clausen (The Woodlands, Texas) and Madison Bragan (Tampa, Fla.) each claimed one ace.
Kelsey O’Loughlin (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) posted 12 assists for the Bulls while Johnson contributed another 11.
Clausen led the back row with 17 total digs, followed by freshman Emma Santi (Ocala, Fla.) with seven digs.
The Bulls wrap up their 2022 season and celebrate senior night against Tulane on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm at The Corral. Follow along on social media @USFVolleyball and ESPN+.
About USF Volleyball
Head coach Jolene Shepardson enters her third season at the helm of her alma mater in 2022. Named head coach on Jan. 8, 2020, Shepardson led the Bulls’ program to its last conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance as a student-athlete in 2002. USF made its last postseason appearance in 2018, posting 20 wins and appearing in the NIVC. USF Volleyball has made seven NCAA Tournament appearances and won 12 conference titles since its inception in 1972 and is entering its 50th campaign in 2021-22. The Bulls play in The Corral (1,000), adjacent to the Yuengling Center on the USF campus.
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