Taylor Plays The Hero In Hofstra’s Comeback Win

Hofstra, Miri Taylor
Hofstra's Miri Taylor. Photo: Brian Ballweg/Hofstra University

Hofstra’s women’s soccer team left it late on Sunday but sophomore Miri Taylor made sure the Pride came home from Delaware with a win.

Taylor’s goal in the 88th minute gave Hofstra a 3-2 come-from-behind victory on the road against the University of Delaware

On the play leading up to the game-winning goal, Lucy Porter was able to gain control of the ball inside the six-yard box. Her back pass found Lucy Shepherd and Shepherd’s attempted pass to Sabrina Bryan at the back post was blocked by a Delaware defender. The deflected pass fell to Taylor who neatly slotted home to the far post.

Taylor’s goal completed a comeback that saw Hofstra recover from trailing 2-1 to their Colonial Athletic Association rivals.

After Bryan scored her sixth goal of the season to give the Pride a 1-0 lead, the Blue Hens would score the game’s next two goals.

In the 18th minute, Sara D’Appolonia scored to level the match at one. Delaware would then take the lead as Jill Vasallo scored in the 56th minute.

But Hofstra would level the match in the 67th minute. Bryan was once again in the middle of the Hofstra offense as her cross to the far post would find Shepherd, who one-timed a shot into the back of the Delaware net.

Freshman Skylar Kuzmich made two saves in goal to earn the win. Hofstra improved to 11-3-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the CAA, extending the team’s unbeaten streak to 10 matches.

Hofstra will be back in action on Sunday, October 20, for its final home regular-season match of the season against UNCW. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.