Lucy Porter (left) and Sabrina Bryan were at it against for Hofstra. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Senior Lucy Porter found the back of the net twice for the second consecutive game as the Hofstra University women rolled past Fairleigh Dickinson University, 5-1, Thursday.
The Pride is 8-0-1 against the Knights.
The two goals gave Porter 35 for her career, moving her within one for fourth place all-time at Hofstra. She needs one more to tie Suzanne Newell. Porter also moved into fifth in program with 82 career points, surpassing Jill Mulholland (78) and Jerilyn Marinan (80). She needs one more to tie with Christa Eidenweil for fourth place.
Classmate Sabrina Bryan also found the back of the net for the second straight game, moving her into a tie for eighth all-time with 27 career goals. Senior Lucy Shepherd and junior Alia Mentzell rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece.
Hofstra held a 21-3 advantage in shot attempts, including a 12-1 edge in shots on goal. The Pride also recorded 13 corner kicks.
It took less than 11 minutes for Hofstra to take the lead as Porter fired home a shot from the top of the 18. Shepherd doubled the early advantage later in the half, floating in a 20-yard free kick to spark a three-goal outburst. Porter put home her second goal and Bryan finished off a corner kick for the third goal in a seven-minute stretch to close out the first half.
The Knights got on the board in the 71st minute, though Hofstra added a late strike as Mentzell scored her first goal of the season.
Hofstra hosts University at Albany Wednesday, March 3 at 3 p.m.