Taylor Again Plays The Hero For Hofstra WSOC

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Miri Taylor. Photo: Hofstra Univ.

When Hofstra’s women’s soccer team needed a late goal to level its match Sunday vs. William & Mary, Miri Taylor was once again in the right place at the right time.

The freshman midfielder from Gillingham, England, scored in the 87th minute to help salvage a 1-1 draw with the Tribe. The goal was Taylor’s third in the past four games. On September 27 vs. Delaware, she scored Hofstra’s lone goal in its 1-0 win, and three days later scored the game-tying goal in the 72nd minute in what would end up being a 2-1 Pride win over UNCW.

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According to the match report, Taylor’s goal vs. William & Mary came after she worked a give-and-go with Sabrina Bryan and slid a shot past Tribe keeper Katelyn Briguglio, who made 16 saves in 110 minutes of action.

William & Mary’s goal came in the 48th minute when Sarah Segan chipped a shot over Hofstra keeper East Meadow’s Jenna Borresen.

Hofstra’s chances were numerous throughout the match as the Pride outshot the Tribe 37-13 (17-7 on goal) with seven of those shots coming in overtime. Taylor had eight shots, Kings Park’s Jenn Buoncore had seven shots, Bryan had six shots, while Bella Richards and Lucy Porter had five shots each.

With the draw, Hofstra now sits at 9-5-1 (3-2-1 CAA) while the Tribe moves to 5-7-1 (2-2-1 CAA).  

Hofstra will be back on the pitch Thursday night at Drexel with kickoff slated for 6 p.m.

Head coach Simon Riddiough’s post-game press conference is below.