Miri Taylor tallied the game-winner in extratime for the Pride. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Sophomore midfielder Miri Taylor volleyed home a cross from junior Lucy Shepherd in the 104th minute that lifted the Hofstra University women to a 2-1 win over Long Island rival Stony Brook University in extratime at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Sunday.
Hofstra is 11-4 all-time against Stony Brook and owns a 10-match winning streak over the Seawolves dating back to 1999.
Taylor’s game-winner was her first goal of the season.
Following a turnover in the midfield, Shepherd delivered a cross from the right wing and Taylor connected with a right-footed volley inside the left post to lift the Pride to the victory.
Shepherd and Taylor helped the Pride find the back of the net for its first goal early on as a Taylor sent a cross through the box to Shepherd along the far end line. That led to a one-touch pass to junior Lucy Porter in the middle of the penalty area. Porter buried a shot under the crossbar for her sixth goal this season.
The Seawolves leveled the score during the 15th minute when Alyssa Francese took a pass in transition and blasted a curling shot from 28 yards around freshman goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich.
Hofstra dominated, outshooting Stony Brook 17-5 with 8-2 in shots on goal.
Kuzmich made one save to earn her third victory of the season.
The Pride hosts Fairleigh Dickinson University for a non-conference match Thursday at 7:00 p.m.