HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Despite a dominant second-half performance, the Hofstra University women saw their nine-match winning streak come to an end with a 1-0 setback to Northeastern University at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium Thursday evening.
The loss also snapped a 21-game regular season unbeaten streak in the Colonial Athletic Association play, dating back to Oct. 7, 2018. The team’s last CAA defeat for Hofstra came against Northeastern by a 1-0 margin here.
The setback also ended a 24-match home unbeaten streak, which lasted 1,106 days.
The Pride held a 25-9 advantage in shots, including 15 attempts during the second half. Hofstra also netted seven shots on goal, six during the second half, and several others hitting the woodwork.
The Huskies scored the lone goal as Rose Kaefer knocked home a bouncing ball in the box during the 26th minute. The Pride threatened late in the half but could not push a goal across before the intermission.
Hofstra picked up where it left off out of the locker room, threatening early and often. During the 52nd minute, Louise Hayden whipped a ball into the box to an open Lucy Porter, but her left-footed attempt was stopped along the near post by Angeline Friel before rolling along the entire goal line. In the 76th minute, Lucy Shepherd sent in a left-footed cross that found Georgia Brown, but her header was sent aside by a diving stop from Friel to keep the Pride scoreless.
Hofstra’s final opportunity of the evening came during the 87th minute when Porter lobbed a shot from the top of the box that Friel tipped off the crossbar to help preserve the one-goal victory.
The Pride hosts William & Mary at noon Sunday.