The Bulls made it a 2-0 weekend at the College of Charleston Cup with a dominating performance on Sunday afternoon in South Carolina.
Demi Stokes and Jackie Simpson provided the offense, while the USF women’s soccer team allowed only four shots (two on goal) in a 2-0 victory over Kennesaw State (3-4). The Bulls (4-3) started the weekend off with a 2-1 comeback win over the College of Charleston late Friday night.
“I thought we had control for the majority of the game,” USF head coach Denise Schilte-Brown said. “It was a really solid performance, and I’m pretty excited about the pace and tone the girls are setting going into Big East play,” Schilte-Brown said.
Stokes got the scoring started in the 26th minute when her first goal of the season was recorded from long range.
“She scored on about a 40-yard bomb into the left hand corner. It was an incredible goal,” Schilte-Brown said.
Simpson put the game away in the 79th minute with her first-career goal off an assist by Sarah Miller. Simpson, a midfielder, shined at Newsome High School in Lithia, Fla., before becoming a Bull and she’s made quite an impact already with seven shots (four on goal).
“It was exciting to see a freshman score,” Schilte-Brown said.
Freshman keeper Christiane Endler made two saves and recorded the third shutout of her young collegiate career thanks in part to a relentless USF defense.
“Christiane was solid. There were no mistakes made in the back or in goal and it was one of those games where you felt really good the whole game,” Schilte-Brown said.
USF shoots for its third straight win Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. when it hosts Big East opponent Pittsburgh at Corbett Soccer Stadium.