While USF Football continues their slow roll, the USF men’s and women’s soccer teams both had a weekend filled with scoring.The women’s team participated in the UTSA Soccer Tournament over the weekend while the men had their home opener on Friday evening.
Women’s Soccer vs Rice
USF women’s soccer opened the UTSA Soccer tournament Friday by cooking Rice (see what we did there) 5-1.
Evelyne Viens was on fire in this game, compiling four goals, tying the school record for the most in a single game. She also got her third career hat trick, which ties a USF record for most in a career.
The game started slowly, with USF getting on the board in the 29th minute with a goal from Viens, which was assisted by Andrea Hauksdottir. Rice tied the game in the 51st minute off of a set piece corner kick but the Evelyne Viens show would begin shortly thereafter, with three unassisted goals by the star senior forward in less than five minutes. Her goals in the 60th, 61st, and 64th minute would easily put the game out of reach for the Owls, who only managed six shots the entire game.
Sydny Nasello would add to the lead in the 78th minute, giving the Bulls a 5-1 lead that would end up being the final score.
USF Men’s Soccer vs Marquette
The USF Men’s Soccer team had their home opener against Marquette on Friday Night at Corbett Stadium, where they defeated the visiting Golden Eagles 2-1 in a game that was much more dominant than the score shows.
FINAL | USF gets its first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Marquette. pic.twitter.com/i75MZVn7L9— USF Men's Soccer (@USFMSOC) September 7, 2019
Freshman forward Victor Claudel knocked in his first career goal in the 10th minute off an assist from Henrique Gallina. USF would continue to get shots off in Marquette territory, holding a shot advantage of 26-9 over the Golden Eagles.
Marquette would end up tying the game in the 79th minute, but that would only last for a few moments. Junior midfielder Trey Jackson would find a pass from Jonathan Rosales in the 82nd minute that found its way in the back of the net, giving USF the game-winning goal.
Relive some of the sights and sounds from our thrilling 2-1 win over Marquette on Friday night as we get ready for another BIG match on Monday at Corbett Stadium against nationally ranked Louisville. WE NEED YOU BULLS NATION!!! First touch 7 p.m. #HornsUp pic.twitter.com/siB8KMlHZA— USF Men's Soccer (@USFMSOC) September 8, 2019
The men’s soccer team is now 1-1 on the year after dropping their first game of the season to reigning national champions Maryland. They’ll return to Corbett stadium Monday evening to take on former Big East foe Louisville. The Cardinals have been receiving votes in the Top 25 after a 2-0-1 start to the season.
USF Women’s Soccer vs UTSA
In the final game of the UTSA Soccer Tournament, USF’s offensive firepower continued as they defeated the Roadrunners 5-0 to win the Tournament. USF’s offense was much more balanced this game multiple players getting in on the action.
Senior Aubrey Megrath would tally a brace, with goals coming in the 11th and 24th minute, followed by an assist later in the match.
USF would pick up the scoring again in the second half, with senior Brianna Blethen scoring a header off of a corner kick in the 73rd minute. Evelyne Viens followed suit two minutes later with a goal, assisted by Chloe Zameila, giving USF a 4-0 lead.
The Bulls would get their final goal of the afternoon with sophomore Emma Davies finding the back of the net in the 85th minute, which was assisted by the aforementioned Megrath. Viens would gather another record in her historic career, this time being the all time leader in shots with 266.
As a result of their dominant performances, four USF players would make the All-Tournament team: Evelyne Viens, Aubrey Megrath, Katie Kitchings, and Sabrina Wagner.
A big night on Friday by @EvelyneViens14 followed by a massive, all-around effort today finished us first in the UTSA Tournament!— USF Women's Soccer (@USFWSOC) September 8, 2019
Viens, Megrath, @sabrina15wagner and @KatieKitch98 were given all-tournament nods as well!#USFALLin pic.twitter.com/bWqGwNdI38
The Bulls, now 4-1 on the season, will have a week off before traveling to take on Wake Forest next Sunday.