SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 8, 2019 – No. 17 USF women’s soccer team could not be held back and dominated in possession en route to a 5-0 victory over tournament host UTSA. The Bulls won the UTSA Tournament with today’s win and Friday’s 5-1 win over Rice.
The Bulls’ (4-1) offense came alive over the weekend, combining for 10 goals over the two games to win the tournament. Everyone participated in the offensive showcase against UTSA, with six players posting multi-point days and eight players tallying a shot.
Aubrey Megrath (West Palm Beach, Fla.) had a brace, her first of the season, beginning in the 11th minute. A crossing pass from Andrea Hauksdottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) set up the West Palm Beach, Fla. native to fire a shot over the shoulder of UTSA’s Jil Schnieder and into the back of the net. Megrath’s second goal of the day came in the 24th minute off of another intercepted clearing attempt. This time Evelyne Viens (Quebec, Canada) and Hauksdottir both got the assist as Megrath scored her second of the afternoon.
In the second half, the Bulls kept up the intensity and hit paydirt in the 73rd minute. Chloe Zamiela (Stuart, Fla.) took a corner kick which Brianna Blethen (Bradenton, Fla.) headed in to give the Bulls a 3-0 lead. Two minutes later, Zamiela assisted Viens to make the score 4-0, and Emma Davies (Ontario, Canada) scored her first of the season in the 85th minute to wrap up the game.
USF had four players named to the all-tournament team. Viens, Megrath, Katie Kitching (Bedale, England) and Sabrina Wagner (New Port Richey, Fla.) were all selected for the honor. However, USF also had plenty of others contribute over the weekend. Hauksdottir tallied four assists over the two games, while Zamiela had two assists of her own. Additionally, Sydny Nasello logged a goal and an assist in game one.
Head coach Denise Schilte-Brown on the win…
“It was really enjoyable soccer. The girls had the majority of the possessions and they again executed what we asked them to do so well. I think a lot of players got a lot of opportunities to grow as a player and get minutes on the field. It was a great weekend for us.
We really came together as a group and I didn’t think there was a player that played poorly on the weekend.”
30 – USF players combined for five goals and five assists in today’s game, matching the mark from Friday’s game. In total, the Bulls tallied 30 points over the two contests.
USF has another extended break before travelling to Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sept. 15 to finish its four-game road trip against Wake Forest. The Bulls are back at Corbett Stadium on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. to battle against Texas Tech.
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The USF women's soccer team has posted seven consecutive seasons of 10-plus wins and nine in the last 10 years under head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010 and returned in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.