The Hofstra women’s soccer team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 2-1 overtime win over Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday night at University Stadium.
A goal from Lucy Shepherd in the 106th minute was the game-winner as the Pride rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit for its third win over the past four matches.
FDU grabbed the lead in the 25th minute on a goal from Viktorija Miseljic. Six minutes into the second half, Hofstra would level the match as Sabrina Bryan secured a loose ball in the box and was able to beat Fairleigh Dickinson keeper Amanda Fitzgerald.
For the second time this season, Hofstra would find itself playing beyond 90 minutes, and for the second time, the extra time would prove beneficial to the preseason Colonial Athletic Association favorites.
The game-winning goal would come as Lucy Porter slid a pass to Shepherd on the right wing and the sophomore’s shot found the left side of the goal. The tally was also the first game-winning goal of Shepherd’s career.
Hofstra keeper Ashley Wilson, who for the second consecutive match played the entire game, made seven saves as Hofstra outshot the Knights, 17-13. Bryan had five shots to lead Hofstra and Jenn Buoncore tallied four shots (three on goal).
Hofstra will be back on the pitch Sunday night when the team faces No. 23 Princeton. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.
Information for this story provided by Hofstra’s Office of Athletics Communications.