Porter’s Four Goals Drive Hofstra Past Fordham

Lucy Porter, Hofstra
Lucy Porter. Photo: Hofstra University

Back home following a three-game start-of-the-season road trip, Hofstra’s women’s soccer team put on a dominating performance with a 6-1 win over Fordham.

Entering the match with a win and two losses in the early season, the Pride rebounded in impressive fashion. Led by junior Lucy Porter’s four goals and seven shots on goal, Hofstra outshot the Rams 25-3 and did not concede a corner kick.

According to information from Hofstra’s Office of Athletic Communications, Porter’s four goals ties the school’s women’s soccer team record set in 1996 by Suzanne Newell against Central Connecticut State. The six goals are the most scored by Hofstra since its 6-0 win over Towson University in September of 2018. In that same match, Porter had a hat-trick.

At Hofstra Soccer Stadium on Sunday, the match was scoreless through the first 20 minutes. Porter would change that when she converted from the penalty spot in the 21st minute to give the Pride a 1-0 lead. 

That goal would open the flood gates as Porter in the 25th minute and Sabrina Bryan in the 30th minute would extend Hofstra’s lead to 3-0.

After Fordham’s Saige Bingham scored in the 37th minute to cut the Pride’s lead, Porter would get her hat-trick four minutes later when she again converted from the penalty spot.

The Birmingham, England-native would knock in her fourth of the game in the 63rd minute. Megan Fisher would close out the scoring for Hofstra with a goal in the 71st minute.

Bryan finished the match with a goal and an assist with four shots. Lucy Sheppard, Miri Taylor and Krista Agostinello of West Babylon had two shots each.

Freshman Skylar Kuzmich played 70 minutes in goal for Hofstra to earn her second win of the season. Redshirt-senior Sabrina Painter and sophomore Grace Watson-Carr made their season debuts in goal.

The Pride will be back in action on Thursday, September 5, when the team travels to Piscataway, N.J. to take on Rutgers University. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.