Winning one-goal games has been a season-long trend for Hofstra’s women’s soccer team. On Sunday, the Pride repeated that feat.
The 9th-minute goal by Lucy Porter was all Hofstra (14-5-1) would need in its 1-0 win over Northeastern. The victory by the No. 3 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer championship moves the Pride into the finals. They will play at No. 1 seed James Madison this coming Sunday at Sentara Park in Harrisonburg, VA. On Sunday, the Dukes defeated No 3. Charleston 2-1.
The build-up to Porter’s goal started with a give-and-go between freshman Miri Taylor and senior Jenn Buoncore of Kings Park. Porter would then head home a cross from Buoncore to give Hofstra the early lead.
Throughout the first half Hofstra had several opportunities to score but was unable to connect. The Pride ended the first half outshooting Northeastern 9-7.
The second half was a different story. Northeastern took control of the play and ended the second half with a 13-2 advantage in shots. For the game, the Huskies outshot its CAA rivals from Long Island 20-11 (8-2 on goal).
The win over Northeastern was the 11th time this season the Pride has won a one-goal game. It was also the 15th match involving the Hofstra women’s soccer team that ended with a one-goal margin.
In two postseason games this season, Hofstra has allowed 10 shots on goal but conceded no goals.