After several canceled games due to Hurricane Irma, the USF women’s soccer team finally returned home after a month on the road to defeat the Memphis Tigers 3-1 on Thursday night.
Aubrey Megrath got USF on the board in the 4th minute. Grace Adams doubled the Bulls’ lead with a penalty in the 32nd minute.
The game was relatively uneventful, though Evelyne Viens had a handful of good chances in the second half. Credit Tiger keeper Rachel Ashworth Shepar, who played well despite allowing three goals. Ashworth Shepar stopped several breakaway chances for Viens that kept the score from being a complete runaway. The sophomore striker would eventually be credited with a goal in the 80th minute, though the ball might have gone off the foot of sliding Tiger defender Sydney Kingston.
Memphis got on the scoresheet in the 55th minute, but the Bulls didn’t allow Memphis many good looks. A few shots threatened the frame, but USF keeper Kat Elliott had a quiet night with three saves. Only four of Memphis’s 15 shots were on target. USF had 12 shots, but seven on frame.
The Bulls improve to 6-3-1 on the season, and 2-1-0 in conference play after a loss to Cincinnati last Sunday. The ladies stay home for a clash with Tulsa this Sunday at 1:00 for the year’s pink game.