The Hofstra University women head to defending Colonial Athletic Association champion Northeastern University for a 6 p.m. game Wednesday at Parsons Field before returning home to host Elon College at 12:30 p.m. Sunday for Senior Day at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
The Pride will honor its seven seniors – Jenna Borresen, Rhian Cleverly, Kristin Desmond, Katie Gerdes, Kelly Gerdes, Emily Hulbert and Noriana Radwan – prior to Sunday’s match in a special ceremony.
The Pride (10-3-2, 6-0) extended its winning streak to seven games last week with 3-0 victories over Towson and James Madison. Over its nine-game unbeaten run, Hofstra has outscored its opponents, 17-2.
Sophomore Rachel Cardinal and junior Madeline Anderson each had a goal and an assist on the week, with Anderson earning CAA Defensive Player of the Week after playing all 180 minutes on the backline in the pair of shutouts. Junior Monique Iannella picked up her first points in a Hofstra jersey with two assists off corner kicks on Sunday as the Pride set the NCAA record for most corners in a game with 26.
Goalkeepers Jenna Borresen and Ashley Wilson have teamed up for eight clean sheets on the season and a team goals-against average of 0.704, which ranks 43rd in Division I. Their combined save percentage of .836 is good for 47th nationally.
The preseason-favorite Huskies (9-4-2, 3-0-2) are the only other team remaining undefeated in conference play, picking up CAA wins over Charleston, Delaware and James Madison, while tying Drexel and Elon. Hannah Rosenblatt leads the team with five goals and 13 points.
The Pride leads the all-time series with Northeastern, 13-8-2. Hofstra stunned the Huskies, 2-1, last season, giving the Pride its third straight win over Northeastern.
The Phoenix (8-4-4, 1-2-3) lead the conference in scoring offense behind Meredith Christopher’s league-leading 22 points. In CAA play, Elon has played to draws with UNCW, William & Mary and Northeastern, while picking up a double-overtime win at Charleston, but falling to James Madison and Towson.
The Pride and the Phoenix have met three times since Elon joined the conference, with Hofstra taking all three meetings, including a 3-1 win last season.
Both games will be available via live stats and video, with Sunday’s home game being broadcast through Pride Productions video and audio. Links to game coverage can be found on this page and the Hofstra Women’s Soccer schedule page.
The final regular-season game is at Charleston Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.