TAMPA, Fla. – The UConn women’s soccer team fell 2-1 to the USF Bulls at Corbett Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops the Huskies to 6-8-3 overall and 4-4 in The American Conference.
The Huskies dug themselves an early hole with Evelyne Viens scoring her 10th goal of the season in the 13th minute for the Bulls. Viens received a through ball inside the UConn box that the striker was able to poke past a sliding Courtney Hofer, giving the Bulls a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 until the early stages of the second half. USF added a goal from Jessica Hamrick to take a two-goal lead.
The Huskies offense was quiet throughout the first half recording only one shot. But the offense responded in the second. Down 2-0, Kim Urbanek scored her first goal of the season to trim the UConn deficit to 2-1 in the 60th minute.
The Huskies piled up 13 shots in the second half. The German duo of Vivien Beil (Jena, Germany) and Kim Urbanek (Lonnderstadt, Germany) totaled seven shots including four shots on goal for the Huskies. Kess Elmore (Liverpool, England) logged four shots in the comeback attempt. Courtney Hofer (Farmington, Conn.) made five saves in net.
Despite the loss, the Huskies clinched a spot in the six-team American Conference Championship due to results from across the league on Sunday. The American Championship begins on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the home of the regular season champion.
The Huskies look toward Senior Night on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. vs. Temple. UConn will honor its five seniors prior to the contest. The match is the final game of the regular season for the Huskies.