Hofstra WSOC Extends Winning Steak To Four

Hofstra, Miri Taylor
Hofstra's Miri Taylor. Photo: Brian Ballweg/Hofstra University

The Hofstra women’s soccer team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 2-1 road win over Penn Friday night at Rhodes Field.

Winning for the fourth consecutive match, the Pride improved to 6-3-0 on the season. 

Junior Lucy Porter continued her scoring ways. She gave Hofstra the early lead when she scored her ninth goal of the season in the 10th minute with Miri Taylor credited with an assist. The Birmingham, England-native has accounted for 56 percent of the Pride’s goals so far this season. 

In the 23rd minute, Taylor scored her second of the season to extend the Pride’s lead to 2-0. 

Penn would cut the Hofstra lead in half in the 57th minute when Katharine Larson would convert from the spot. But the Quakers would get no closer. 

While Porter and Taylor found the back of the net, Sabrina Bryan led Hofstra with six shots with Lucy Shepherd, Porter and Taylor each credited with three shots apiece. 

Freshman goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich made four saves to earn her sixth win of the season.

The Pride will be back in action on Thursday, September 26, when they open Colonial Athletic Association play against Drexel. Kickoff at Hofstra Soccer Stadium is 6 p.m.

Hofstra Game Notes
  • It was the first win in program history against UPenn for the Pride, and Hofstra now levels the series to 1-1-0
  • The Pride broke Penn’s three-match winning streak and scored the first goal allowed by the Quakers in more than 300 minutes played.
  • It was the first time since Penn’s season opener that the Quakers surrendered more than one goal. The last time that Penn allowed two or more goals was against No. 3 Stanford.