Sabrina Bryan continued her torrid late-season scoring pace as she netted the lone goal in Hofstra’s 1-0 win over Delaware in the opening round of the Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer tournament.
The victory was the 10th time this season the Pride (13-5-1, 6-2-1 CAA) has won a one-goal game. It was also the 14th match involving the Hofstra women’s soccer team that ended with a one-goal margin. The defense also earned its seventh clean sheet of the season.
With the match scoreless past the half-hour mark, the game’s lone goal came in the 33rd minute. A shot by sophomore Jordan Littleboy rang off the crossbar and Bryan was able to corral the rebound and find the back of the net to give Hofstra the lead.
While the teams were even on shots in the first half (Hofstra 7-6), the Pride dominated the second half outshooting Delaware 11-0. Blue Hens keeper Kamryn Stabelin made five of her seven saves in the second 45.
Bryan paced Hofstra with four shots. Littleboy and Lucy Porter had three shots apiece.
Up next for Hofstra is Northeastern. The Huskies will host the CAA semi-final match on Sunday at 1 p.m. The teams met on October 4 at Hofstra Soccer Stadium with Northeastern grabbing a 1-0 win. In their first meeting, the Pride outshot Northeastern 20-13. Huskies’ keeper Nathalie Nidetch of Hewlett made six saves to earn the clean sheet.