Porter’s Hat-Trick Leads Hofstra Past Towson

Porter, Hofstra, Hermann
Lucy Porter. Photo: SleterFC.com

Through its first nine games of the season, Hofstra built a 6-3 record but did so scoring only 13 goals.

On Thursday, the offense for the women’s soccer team came alive as the Pride defeated Towson 6-0 in the opening match of its Colonial Athletic Association schedule.

Sophomore Lucy Porter set a career-high with three goals and chipped in with an assist while Kings Park’s Jenn Buoncore had a goal and two assists, Sabrina Bryan had a goal and an assist and Monique Iannella had three assists.

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Hofstra took command of the game early as Porter scored off of a pass from Iannella in the 15th minute for a 1-0 lead. Ten minutes later Lucy Shepherd extended the lead to two and Bryan would find the back of the net in the 38th minute to put the Pride ahead 3-0. Four minutes before halftime Porter would net her second of the match to give Hofstra a 4-0 advantage.

The native of Birmingham, England, would then complete her hat-trick in the 70th minute and Buoncore would close out the scoring converting on a penalty kick in the 79th minute.

Porter was also the hero on Sunday scoring the only goal in Hofstra’s 1-0 win over Long Island rival Stony Brook.

Hofstra keepers Jenna Borresen of East Meadow and Ashley Wilson of Glen Cove split goalkeeping duties with Borresen making two first-half saves while Wilson was called upon for five stops in the second half. The tandem combined for their third consecutive clean sheet.

The Pride had a season-high 25 shots in the match (15 on goal) and led 7-2 in corner kicks.

Hofstra will be back in action on Sunday against James Madison. Kickoff in Harrisonburg, Va., is set for 1 p.m.

Information for this story provided by Hofstra’s Office of Athletics Communications.