HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University women team used an NCAA-record 26 corner kicks to registereda 3-0 win over Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison University and clinch a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament berth at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Pride (10-3-2, 6-0) scored three goals for the third straight game, pushing its win streak to seven and its unbeaten run to nine. The Dukes dropped to 7-8 and 2-4.
The previous NCAA record for corner kicks was 23, set by Wisconsin in a 1-0 extratime win over Green Bay Aug. 28, 2009.
Hofstra scored two goals off corner kicks, with junior Madeline Anderson heading in a corner from classmate Monique Iannella in the 25th minute for a 1-0 lead. The Pride dominated the first half, with 20 corner kicks and 18 shots.
After sustained pressure from the Dukes in the early goings of the second half, sophomore Rachel Cardinal knocked in another Iannella corner in the 75th minute to double the Pride’s lead with her first career goal.
Iannella’s assists were her first Hofstra points.
Freshman Lucy Shepherd sealed the deal for Hofstra, winning the ball in the box and firing home in the 85th minute for her second tally of the season.
The Pride heads to the CAA’s other unbeaten team and defending CAA champion Northeastern (9-4-2, 3-0-2) Thursday at 6 p.m.