Tampa Bay Sports Day

USF: Complete Team Effort Fuels 3-0 Women’s Soccer Win

TAMPA — The University of South Florida women’s soccer team (2-0) defeated American, 3-0, Sunday afternoon as goals by Kylee Burroughs (Plant City, Fla.), Andrea Hauksdottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) and Evelyne Viens (L’ancienne-Lorette, Canada) powered USF to the shutout win.
 
In the 25th minute, Hauksdottir lifted a pass to Burroughs for a header and a 1-0 lead. It was her first-career goal at USF and freshman Sabrina Wagner (New Port Ritchey, Fla.) was also credited with an assist.
 
Ahead 1-0, the Bulls got another chance when Hauksdottir converted a penalty kick, putting the Bulls up by two.
 
Just 13 minutes later, sophomore forward Aubrey Megrath (West Palm Beach, Fla.) took advantage of a free kick and made a quick, short pass to Viens, who immediately scored in the top-left corner.
 
The Bulls’ defense was key, holding American to just six shots. Senior Jessica Hamrick (Winter Park, Fla.) worked hard in the midfield, winning back possessions often, and sophomore Yasmine Hall (Edmonton, Canada) saw significant action, helping to keep American scoreless during all 90 minutes.
 
All of American’s shots were on goal but USF keepers Kat Elliott (Bradenton, Fla.) and Ricquelle Farquharson (Davie, Fla.) were able to thwart all of them. Elliott had five saves, while Farquharson notched one.