Miri Taylor scored the game-winner. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The No. 11 Hofstra University women overcame a one-goal deficit with a pair of second-half goals en route to a 2-1 win in the Colonial Athletic Association at James Madison University at Sentara Park Sunday afternoon.
The Pride (10-1, 2-0) earned its seventh consecutive victory, while James Madison fell to 4-6-1, 1-0-0.
James Madison drew first blood as Aimy Diop found the back of the net to give the Dukes a 1-0 advantage near the end of the first half.
Goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich saw her shutout streak come to an end at just over 443 minutes.
Trailing at the break for only the second time this season, Hofstra regrouped to start the second half and pressed on the Dukes. Lucy Shepherd had a great chance in the 54th minute before finding the back of the net four minutes later, however it was ruled that Hofstra obstructed a defender and the goal was disallowed.
Two minutes later Lucy Porter dribbled into the box and slide a pass to Ellen Halseth, who drilled home the equalizer, her fifth goal of the campaign, in the 62nd minute. Hofstra piled on seven more opportunities in the next 12 minutes of action before Jordan Littleboy served a ball into the box for Miri Taylor, who headed it just inside the left post to put the Pride up, 2-1 with under 10 minutes remaining.
Taylor extended her point streak to 11 matches. She has recorded at least one point in every contest this season.
The Pride hosts the University of Delaware Thursday at 7 p.m.