Lucy Porter continued to climb the Hofstra career goals and points list. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University women extended their unbeaten streak to nine matches after defeating James Madison University, 3-1 in a rematch of the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association championship game at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Thursday night.
Freshman Anja Suttner, junior Sabrina Bryan and junior Lucy Porter found the back of the net for the Pride, which dominated the match. The hosts held a 28-13 advantage in shot attempts and a 13-2 edge in shots on goal. The Dukes recorded 10 corner kicks to one by the Pride, scoring their only goal off of a corner kick in the 33rd minute.
The nine-game unbeaten streak is the longest since the Pride (10-3-1, 4-0-1) compiled a 14-game unbeaten streak in 2017.
Hofstra has reached double-digits in victories for 13 consecutive seasons under head coach Simon Riddiough.
Suttner put the Pride on the front foot in the 13th minute when she dribbled through the defense and finished with her left foot for her second career goal. Just over five minutes later, Bryan beat a defender to a 50-50 ball down the left flank and curled a shot past the charging goalkeeper to put Hofstra ahead, 2-0.
The Dukes (4-8-1, 1-2-1) got on the board during the 33rd minute when Haley Crawford curled in a cross from the corner flag.
Porter responded in the 43rd minute with a highlight-reel strike from the top of the box. After chesting down a ball from junior Jordan Littleboy, Porter turned to her right foot and volleyed a rocket off the left post and in to put the Pride ahead, 3-1. Porter’s 12th goal surpassed her goal and point total (now at 28) from 2018.
She is tied for seventh on Hofstra’s all-time scoring list with Elyse Bizzozaro. She needs one more to equal Salma Tarik (2008-10) for sixth place. Porter cracked into the al-time top-10 with her 62 career points and is tied with Bizzozaro (2000-04) for ninth. She needs two more to tie Tarik for eighth.
Hofstra travels to the University of Delaware for a 1 p.m. kickoff Sunday.