Madeline Anderson scored a dramatic equalizer for Hofstra. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The Hofstra University women could not have gotten any more dramatic Thursday night.
After Hofstra tallied in the waning seconds of regulation, Lucy Porter scored in the second extratime to boost the Pride to a 2-1 comeback victory over Boston University at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
The Pride improved to 2-1 while the Terriers fell to 0-3.
With time winding down in regulation and the Pride in need of a goal, senior Monique Iannella sent in a corner kick. Classmate Madeline Anderson headed it home to tie the game at 1-1 with 20 seconds remaining in regulation.
Hofstra dominated extratime and capitalized only over a minute into the second extra frame, again on a corner. Sophomore Jordan Littleboy sent the ball in, and senior Jenn Buoncore headed it towards goal, with sophomore Lucy Porter putting the finishing touch on it.
It was the first goal of the season for both players.
BU had several chances in the first half, outshooting Hofstra, 5-2, before the Terriers found the back of the net in the 65th minute on a Royce Light header off a free kick.
But the Pride responded, putting up 12 shots to BU’s three through the second half and both overtime periods, including six in the first overtime. Sophomore Megan Fisher also had a chance to win it for Hofstra in the first extra frame, heading a corner just over the crossbar.
The Pride has a week hiatus before it returns to action, heading to Fordham University for a 7 p.m. match Aug. 30 to kick off a five-game road swing.