Miri Taylor tied the Hofstra assist record. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The 10th-ranked Hofstra University women dominated from start to finish in a 4-0 victory over University of Delaware in Colonial Athletic Association action at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Thursday night.
The Pride (11-1, 3-0) scored early and often, netting three first-half goals while outshooting the Blue Hens, 20-1. during the opening 45 minutes.
Freshman midfielder Georgia Brown tallied her fifth goal of the season during the third minute off a corner kick by senior forward Miri Taylor to give Hofstra the early advantage. Moments later, Taylor scored her team-best 12th goal on assists from fifth-year midfielder Lucy Porter and fifth-year forward Amanda Ebbesson to double the lead.
Taylor tied the Hofstra career assist record with her 27th on the opening goal. She has recorded at least one point in 24 consecutive regular season matches.
Junior forward Ellen Halseth capped off the first half with a goal during the 43rd minute with assists coming from Porter and senior defender Krista Agostinello.
The Pride added a goal in the 73rd minute as freshman forward Olivia Pearse scored her second of the season with Porter adding her third assist of the evening.
Hofstra enjoyed a 31-7 shot advantage and a 17-1 margin in shots on goal. The Blue and Gold also posted a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich made one save to earn the win and her seventh shutout of the season and fifth out of her last six outings.
Hofstra visits UNCW at noon Sunday. Head coach Simon Riddiough will look to capture his 200th career victory.