USF Holds On To Beat Marquette 3-2 in the Women's Soccer Championship Semifinal

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -
Following one of the highest scoring first-half totals in recent BIG EAST Championship history, the USF women's soccer team (13-4-3) held on to beat Marquette (15-4-2) by the score of 3-2 and advance to the title game of the BIG EAST Championship for the first time in school history. The Bulls will face West Virginia (15-4-1) on Sunday, Nov. 7 at noon.
 
USF scored three first-half goals, including two by junior forward Venicia Reid.
 
It was the first USF win over Marquette since the 2006 regular-season. It also snapped a program-best 12-game winning streak for the Golden Eagles, and extended USF's winning streak to six games.
 
Earlier this season, USF tied West Virginia 1-1 in double-overtime on Sept. 26 in Morgantown, W.Va.
 
The combined first-half total of five goals, tied a BIG EAST Championship mark set in 1997. In fact, all three games of the 1997 BIG EAST Championship registered five first-half scores. That tournament also included a 7-1 semifinals win by UConn over Seton Hall.
 
 
A complete game recap will be posted later tonight.