It’s funny how life works. Despite dropping its first game of the season over the week, the Hofstra University women found themselves in the top 25 poll of the United Soccer Coaches.

The Pride was 25th in the Division I rankings, which was released Tuesday afternoon.

Hofstra received votes the first two weeks of the season.

The Pride (3-1-0) is off to a hot start, earning convincing wins over Stony Brook University, UAlbany, and Brown University for its first three matches. This past Sunday, Hofstra faced a top-10 team in No. 7 Penn State and despite dominating the Nittany Lions in opportunities, dropped a slim 2-1 decision.

Hofstra continues to produce one of the top offensive attacks in the country as it averages 3.00 goals per game. Senior forward Miri Taylor leads the attack with 10 points, ranking ninth in the nation in total points.

On the defensive end, goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich has played a major part in two clean sheets, ranking 14th in the nation in total shutouts.

Hofstra will continue to build upon its current ranking as the Pride’s schedule is slated as one of the top-45 toughest schedules in the nation.

The Blue and Gold returns at Columbia University Thursday at 7 p.m.