Porter’s Brace Leads Hofstra WSOC Past FDU

Lucy Porter, Hofstra, soccer
Lucy Porter. Photo: Hofstra University

Hofstra’s Lucy Porter is on fire.

The women’s soccer team’s junior midfielder scored twice in the Pride’s 2-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson University Thursday night at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The victory improves Hofstra to 4-3-0.

Porter, who was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s pre-season Midfielder of the Year, now has eight goals on the season with seven goals coming in the past four games.

It was a dominating performance by Hofstra, which outshot the Knights 23-3 and did not allow a shot on goal. In fact, FDU’s goal came via a Pride own goal in the 24th minute following the Knights only corner kick of the game.

Porter’s first goal came in the 14th minute. On the play, midfielder Jordan Littleboy played a through ball into the box to Miri Taylor. Nearing the end line, Taylor played a cut-back pass to Porter near the top of the six-yard box. She was able to one-time a shot just inside the near post to give Hofstra the lead. 

FDU leveled the contest 10 minutes later when a Knights corner kick deflected off a Hofstra player and found its way into the goal. 

Less than two minutes after halftime, the Pride took back the lead. Sabrina Bryan beat her defender up the left side and connected with Porter at the near post. Porter was able to chip her shot toward the far post and over FDU keeper Amanda Fitzgerald.

Porter finished her night with eight total shots including three on goal. Bryan had six shots with two on target while junior forward Lucy Shepherd had three shots, all of which were on target.

Hofstra will be back on their home pitch on Sunday for a meeting with Ivy League side Columbia. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.