Viens Fourth 2-Goal Game Lifts Bulls to Win

September 27, 2018

STORRS, Conn., SEPT. 27, 2018 – All-American Evelyne Viens wasted no time in keeping her status as the nation's leader in goals per game. The Canadian striker scored in the 13th minute and the 49th minute to lift No. 19/16 USF over UConn, 4-0, in the Bulls' conference opener.
 
USF (6-1-0) extended its win streak to five games after winning its American Athletic Conference opener for the second consecutive season, making the Bulls 2-0 in conference openers against the Huskies (2-10-0).
 
Junior Aubrey Megrath (West Palm Beach, Fla.) netted the Bulls' second goal of the match when Viens took a shot as four defenders closed in, and it was deflected by the UConn keeper. Megrath dropped in on the left side to take advantage of the rebound in the 24th minute.
 
In the 82nd minute, junior Rebekah Anderson (Valrico, Fla.) took a shot off her own corner kick. Anderson's shot was blocked, but sophomore Leah Ferlin (Jacksonville, Fla.) turned quick to score off the rebound.
 
Freshman keeper Sydney Martinez finished the night with her first solo shutout. She recorded two saves and advanced to 5-1-0 on the season.
 
Quotable
Head coach Denise Schilte-Brown on the win…
"We are so proud of the girls today. We asked them to make adjustments to the way we prepared. They responded brilliantly and we won as a team."
 
Key Stat
4 – Evelyne Viens leads the nation in goals per game, and has scored two or more goals in the last four straight games
 
Notable

  • USF has scored 15 straight unanswered goals in a span of two games.
  • This win marks USF's third shutout.
  • Viens scored her 11th goal of the season which puts her just six away from breaking the USF record for goals in a season.
  • As a junior, Viens is just three goals away from breaking the record for career goals. The record was set at 41 by Siri Nordby who played form 1997-2000.

 
Up Next
USF will visit Temple for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday in Philadelphia.

About USF Women's Soccer
Be sure to follow USF women's soccer on social media (Twitter / Instagram/Facebook) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. 
 
The USF women's soccer team has posted six consecutive seasons of 10-plus wins and eight in the last nine years under head coach 
Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010 and returned in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
 
Season tickets are available for the reigning AAC Champion USF women's soccer team, at $35 for the season, or $28 for USF faculty, staff, and alumni. Season ticket holders will receive a commemorative 2018 soccer scarf. Fans can purchase tickets at USFBullsTix.com or call 1-800-GOBULLS. 
 

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