USF women’s soccer coach Logan Fleck made defense one of the focal points of his preseason preparation.
But based on the team’s opening match, Fleck and the Bulls have a long way to go.
The Bulls (0-1-0) lost 5-1 to Miami on Sunday, stretching their losing streak to 10 matches dating back to last season. Miami’s Britney Butcher inflicted the most damage with her second hat trick in as many days, a feat that earned her the Big East Player of the Week award.
Butcher gave the ‘Canes (2-0-0) the lead in the eighth minute, and the sophomore made it 2-0 less than one minute later. The score remained unchanged until the 48th minute, when Lindsey Yach found the back of the net. Yach added another in the 65th minute just before Butcher completed her hat trick at the 65:38 mark.
Anik Huffman tallied three assists for the Hurricanes.
Two days earlier, Butcher also scored three times in the Hurricanes’ season-opening 7-0 win vs. Stetson. She scored eight goals last season.
Fifth-year senior Bulls midfielder Tia Opliger made a successful return from the foot injury that forced her to redshirt last season, scoring USF’s lone goal in the 71st minute Sunday.
The Bulls make their home debut Friday at 5 p.m. at the USF Soccer Stadium.
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