Miri Taylor scored an insurance goal (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The No. 25 Hofstra University women scored three goals, including two difference-making tallies in the second half, to down the University of Pennsylvania, 3-1, Sunday.

Hofstra (5-1) continued its offensive dominance, posting a 17-7 advantage in shot opportunities, including a 10-3 edge in shots on goal.

Three players scored 0 freshman Georgia Brown, junior Ellen Halseth and senior Miri Taylor. Fifth-year forward Lucy Shepherd tallied Hofstra’s lone assist against Penn (2-1-1).

After several close very chances in the opening 20 minutes, Shepherd drove down the right side and floated a cross inside the box, finding the head of Brown, who perfectly placed her shot inside the top-left corner in the 26th minute. The Quakers behind Madison Liebman in the 44th minute, leveling the match.

Just over 10 minutes into the second half, Halseth blazed past three defenders and tallied the go-ahead goal. Taylor put the match away with a volley in the 86th minute.

Junior goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich made two saves to help earn her fifth win.

Hofstra hosts Bucknell University at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium Friday at 4 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.