Hofstra’s women’s soccer team won for the 10th time this season as the Pride defeated James Madison 3-1 Thursday night at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
The game’s four goals were all scored in the first half. For Hofstra, freshman Anja Suttner, junior Sabrina Bryan and junior Lucy Porter each found the back of the net. Haley Crawford scored JMU’s lone goal of the contest.
In the 13th minute, the Pride got on the scoreboard when Suttner worked her way through the James Madison defense and connected with a left-foot shot for her second goal of the season.
Six minutes later, Bryan would win a 50-50 ball and then curl a shot past Dukes keeper Alexandra Blom to extend Hofstra’s lead to two. The goal was Bryan’s fifth of the season.
After Crawford’s goal cut Hofstra’s lead to one, Porter in the 43rd minute would restore the Pride’s two-goal lead.
On the play, West Babylon’s Krista Agostinello would secure the ball near the touchline. She would connect with Jordan Littleboy who would take two touches and find Porter near the top of the box. Porter would take a touch to her right and fire a right-foot shot that found side netting just inside the left post. The goal was her 12th of the season.
Freshman Skylar Kuzmich made one save on the night to earn her 10th win of the season.
Hofstra outshot James Madison 28-13 and had a 13-2 edge in shots on goal. The Dukes had 10 corner kicks to just one by the Pride, scoring their only goal of the contest from a corner kick.
Hofstra will be back on the pitch Sunday when the team travels to the University of Delaware. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.