USF (8-7-3, 5-4-2) lost a heartbreaker to St. John’s (12-5-1, 6-4-1) in overtime 1-0 on Friday night. It was the first overtime loss for the Bulls this season.

Both teams had scoring opportunities throughout the game as St. John’s and USF had five and four shots on goal, respectively.

Senior goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi had five saves on the night, but gave up the golden goal in the second overtime. Just two minutes into the second overtime, St. John’s midfielder Vaila Barsley found Courtney Lane. who placed a perfect shot just out of the reach of Lofton-Malachi to give the Red Storm the win.

USF stayed in New York to close out the regular season against Syracuse (5-11-3, 2-8-1). The match against the Orange proved to be challenging for the Bulls as Syracuse came out on top 3-2.

In the 12th minute, Tina Romagnuolo of Syracuse beat Lofton-Malachi to put the Orange up 1-0.

The Orange would extend their lead to 2-0 when senior Tessa MacDougall converted a penalty kick. Syracuse was given the kick due to a hand ball against USF in the box.

USF, however, scored twice within a twelve minute span. Noelle Pineiro would notch two assists as Chelsea Klotz and defender Angelique Waller scored goals.

With nine minute left, Syracuse took control as Romagnuolo scored her second goal of the game to give Syracuse the win. After this weekend’s losses USF finished the regular season fourth in the American division of the Big East.

The Bulls clinched a home game in the Big East tournament that will pit USF against National division foe DePaul on Thursday night.

-Johnathon Mulder

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