Hofstra Dominates Northeastern But Unable To Find Game-Winner

Hofstra, Lucy Shepherd
Lucy Shepherd. Photo: SleterFC

Less than 10 minutes into its match against Northeastern Thursday night, the Hofstra women’s soccer team found itself trailing by two goals.

While the Pride would rebound to tie the match at two and dominate play in the second half and extra-time, the match between Hofstra and the Huskies at Parsons Field in Brookline, Mass., ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Pride is now 8-3-1 on the season (2-0-1 CAA).

After goals by Kerri Zerfoss and Chelsea Domond gave Northeastern an early 2-0 lead, Hofstra would battle back.

In the 24th minute, Lucy Shepherd would score her third of the season after deflecting a pass from teammate Sabrina Bryan to cut Northeastern’s lead to 2-1.

Four minutes later, it appeared as if the Pride had pulled level. But the play was ruled offside.

After outshooting Northeastern 8-6 in the first half, the Pride ramped up its play in the second half and would outshoot the Huskies 16-7. 

The equalizer would come in the 72nd minute. A corner kick by Miri Taylor would be headed home by Anja Suttner for the freshman’s second goal of the season. 

Hofstra keeper Skylar Kuzmich made three saves while her Northeastern counterpart Angeline Friel made 11 saves. 

Hofstra will be back on the road Sunday when the Pride heads south to face the  College of Charleston. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.