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Evelyne Viens Continues to Set Records as USF Women’s Soccer Defeats Houston 3-1

The Canadian striker continues to break records and set the precedent as one of the conference’s best players ever.

Robert Steeg / The Daily Stampede

Evelyne Viens continues to add to her historic career with another stellar performance by collecting five points in USF’s 3-1 victory over Houston. After scoring twice and adding an assist, the senior striker is now the American Athletic Conference’s all-time leader in points for a career with 141, beating the previous mark held by UConn’s Rachel Hill.

The Bulls got the scoring done early in the first half with Viens’ first goal coming in the 10th minute. Senior Aubrey Megrath found Viens in the box, where Viens headed the cross past the Houston goalie to give USF an early lead they would not give up. Senior Andrea Hauksdottir also had an assist on that goal.

Viens would get her second goal of the night in the 27th minute after being assisted by sophomore Syndy Nasselo. Finally, in the 38th minute Viens would round out her night by assisting on a goal by junior Sabrina Wagner, giving USF a 3-0 lead going into halftime.

Houston would get one back in the 68th minute, but the offensive firepower in the first half was too much for the Cougars to handle. USF out-shot the Cougars 13-5 with USF getting a staggering 12 shots in the first half.

Freshmen Katrina Haarmaan got the start in the net for USF and collected only one save due to USF’s ability to limit the amount of shots Houston had.

Senior Andrea Hauksdottir is nearing a career accolade of her own. With Hauksdottir’s assist tonight, she is now four assists away from the career record (28) for assists that is currently held by Rachel Thun from Tulsa.

USF Women’s Soccer will continue their Texas trip with a visit to Dallas to take on no. 22 SMU on Sunday at 2 p.m.