Miri Taylor finished with a goal and an assist. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Junior midfielder Miri Taylor scored one goal and set up another as the Hofstra University women recorded a 2-1 win over the University of Pennsylvania to win its fourth consecutive victory at Rhodes Field Friday evening.

It was a very evenly matched contest, although Hofstra out shot the Quakers, 16-13 overall and 8-5 on shots on goal.

It took a little over nine minutes for Hofstra (6-3-0) to find its way on to the scoreboard, when junior midfielder Lucy Porter chipped in her ninth goal off the season off a feed from junior midfielder Miri Taylor just in front of the goal. Taylor doubled Hofstra’s lead in the 23rd minute after gaining possession on the back line and firing a shot that deflected off goalkeeper Kitty Qu.

Penn (4-2-1) sliced the score in half with a penalty kick in the 57th minute, but that was all the home team would manage to produce as goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich saved the final two shots on goal. Kuzmich lowered her goals-against average to 1.79.

After nearly one week off, Hofstra will open Colonial Athletic Association action against Drexel University at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Thursday at 6 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.