USF women’s soccer closes non-conference play with 3-1 loss to Kansas

TAMPA (September 18, 2022) – The University of South Florida women’s soccer team closed its non-conference schedule on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to Kansas at Corbett Stadium despite beating the Jayhawks 20-10 in the day with five shots in the aim.

South Florida drops to 3-6 (0-1-0 AAC) on the year while Kansas improves to 7-3.

The Bulls had four choice chances in two minutes during the first half where they had the chance to strike first. In the 29′ Gentian Fetaj had a shot at the near post from four yards out which was saved by Kansas goalkeeper Melania Pasar, however, the rebound came out for Chiara Hahn who sent his offering to the goal but was also denied. Markvardsen Sign took the rebound from Hahn and sent a five-yard shot that was blocked.

Ella Shapiro then had a chance at close range for the Verts et Or at 31′ with a laser stopped by a dive from Pasar.

Despite threats from the Bulls, it was the Jayhawks who got on the board first when Lexi Watts served a chip shot over the head of the South Florida goaltender. Sidney Martinez at 32′. The 1-0 margin would hold as both teams headed into the break.

Kansas came out in the second half and struck quickly to give themselves cushion when Rylan Childers took a pass from sister Raena and fired into the bottom left corner past a Martinez dive, to give the Jayhawks a 2-0 lead in the 48′.

Kansas added a final goal at 71′ when Avery Smith received a pass from Emma Beltz who saw a goal wide open in front of her and connected to make it 3-0.

The Bulls looked to make a last-ditch effort to get back into the game when Emilie Lajmiri beat Pasar from three yards for his first career goal, thanks to an assist from Lucy Robert at 83′. He was the lone scorer of the game for South Florida.

Scoring Summary
KU – Lexi Watts (Avery Smith; 31:20)
KU – Rylan Childers (Raena Childers; 47:55)
KU – Avery Smith (Emma Beltz; 70:35)
FUS Emilie Lajmiri (Lucy Robert; 83:06)

1 2 F
FUS 0 1 1
Kansas 1 2 3

Strokes: USF 20, KU 10
Shoot to the net: USF 5, KU 5
Checked in : USF 2, KU 4
Corner kicks: USF 9, KU 6
Faults: USF 10, KU 6


  • Sunday’s game with Kansas was the first between the two schools.


The Bulls return to the field Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. when Tulsa visits Corbett Stadium.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-GoBulls or at Ticketmaster.

All home games this season will be broadcast live on USF Bulls Unlimited, with Darek Sharp On call. Bulls Unlimited is available through the free Tune In app (search for “Bulls Unlimited”) and delivers static-free quality whether you’re listening on your streaming device, laptop, or desktop.

In addition to Bulls Unlimited, all regular season home games from South Florida will be broadcast live on the ESPN+ platform. ESPN+ app subscriptions cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year and can be bundled with Hulu and Disney+ streaming services. A step-by-step guide to subscribing to ESPN+ can be found here.

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USF women’s soccer team has ten straight 10+ seasons under head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010 and returned in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. South Florida has five consecutive seasons with a conference championship, also winning the title of tournament in 2017, 2019 and 2020. as the regular season title in 2018, 2020 and 2021. The program had its first draft pick and second-highest pick in USF Athletics history, Evelyne Viens being taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft by Sky Blue FC, now FC Gotham.


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