Sabrina Bryan scored goal and set up two others. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.- Sophomore Anja Suttner tallied two goals and senior Sabrina Bryan added a goal and two assists as the Hofstra University women’s soccer team defeated Northeastern University, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association action at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
Hofstra (5-0, 1-0), while Northeastern slipped to 3-3-1 and 1-1. The 5-0 start to the season is the Pride’s first since the 1994 squad began the year with eight consecutive victories. The 2002 team began the season 4-0-1.
Northeastern controlled much of the play early on and the Pride got a big save from sophomore goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich in the 22nd minute to keep the game scoreless. The momentum shifted in Hofstra’s favor. With the first half winding down, Bryan sent a cross into the box and Suttner finished to give the Pride a 1-0 halftime lead.
Bryan continued her stellar play in the second half as she tallied her goal with just over 29 minutes left in regulation with assists from senior Lucy Porter and junior Miri Taylor.
Hofstra put the finishing touches on a solid afternoon as Suttner made it 3-0 with just under four minutes left. Bryan sent a corner into the box and Suttner finished off a pass from Taylor.
It was the third time this season that Bryan has tallied four points in a game and Suttner’s two goals mark the fifth time this season (Porter – three and Shepherd one) that a Pride player tallied two goals in a game.
Kuzmich made the one save.
Northeastern goalkeeper Angeline Friel had two saves.
Hofstra travels to the University of Delaware for a 4 p.m. contest Saturday.