A packed house proved to be a huge perk for USF

TAMPA – A packed house proved to be a huge perk for the USF women’s soccer team in its home opener Friday night.

A crowd of 1,167 – the second-highest home mark in USF women’s soccer history – watched the Bulls outscore Indiana, 2-1, for both their first win of the season and first at the new on-campus stadium.

“We wanted to create the scenario where our fans were right here and part of the action and we think that we’ve done that,” USF Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Woolard said. “We feel by what we’ve created, it’s going to give our team certainly an advantage because of all of you.”

Woolard’s statement proved to be correct.

“It’s great when you can’t even hear yourself think because they’re yelling so much. You know it’s affecting the other team, it’s great,” said senior forward Chelsea Klotz, who scored the game-winning goal in the 49th minute of play. more