HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Riding a five-game winning streak, the Hofstra University women head to Towson for a 3 p.m. matchup Thursday before returning home to host James Madison at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Pride (8-3-2, 4-0) recorded two Colonial Athletic Association wins last week to stay on top of the table, defeating Drexel University, 2-0, and William & Mary College, 3-1. Senior Kristin Desmond was responsible for the game-winning goal in both games and added an assist, earning CAA player of the week home. She leads the conference in goals (8) and points (17).
Junior Jenn Buoncore also registered two goals and an assist, while freshman Bella Richards posted two assists and classmate Lucy Porter scored her first collegiate goal.
Through Hofstra’s unbeaten streak, the goalkeeping tandem of senior Jenna Borresen and redshirt-junior Ashley Wilson has allowed just two goals – one each – to help Hofstra lead the conference in goals-against average at 0.81.
The Tigers (4-7-2, 1-2) have a conference win over Elon College nd 1-0 losses to Drexel and the University Delaware. Maddie Bove leads the team with three goals and two assists. The Pride beat the Tigers, 1-0, in the season finale last year, and leads the all-time series, 20-2-1.
The Dukes (7-6, 2-2) dropped two conference games to UNCW and defending CAA champion Northeastern University last weekend after topping William & Mary and Elon in the first week of conference play. Haley Crawford leads the team with five goals and five assists. The Pride took a dominant 4-1 win over the Dukes a season ago, closing James Madison’s lead in the series to 10-7-3.
Both games will be available via live stats and live video, with the game against James Madison being broadcast via Pride Productions Live Video and Audio. Links to game coverage are available on this page and the Hofstra Women’s Soccer schedule page.
The first 100 fans at Sunday’s game will receive a free pink Hofstra trucker hat, and the Pride will be wearing pink socks in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Hofstra heads to reigning conference champion and preseason favorite Northeastern on Oct. 12.