Lucy Porter enjoyed a record-setting day for the: Pride. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University women scored twice within almost a five-minute span in the first half en route to a 3-0 win over Providence College in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Saturday,

The Pride advanced to the second round for the third time in the last four seasons.

Hofstra struck twice before a lightning delay halted competition for one hour and 32 minutes.

After chances early on from both teams, freshman Georgia Brown flicked in a header to the back left post in the 27th minute to give Hofstra a 1-0 advantage.

Lucy Porter doubled Hofstra’s lead nearly five minutes later. She leaped above the defense to head in a corner by senior forward Miri Taylor. Porter’s goal set a Hofstra program record in points (123), surpassing Leah Galton who had 122 points from 2012-15. She is also ninth in CAA history in career points. She also tied Galton for second all-time at Hofstra with 48 goals.

Early in the second half, the sky quickly darkened and wind picked up causing a weather delay at 2:22 p.m. Following torrential winds, hail, and heavy rain, play resumed at 3:54 p.m. with temperatures significantly colder.

Only 13 seconds into the resumption of play, the Pride extended its when Taylor gained possession, beat two defenders and dribbled nearly 40 yards to the top of the six-yard box to push Hofstra’s lead to 3-0.

Hofstra will face the University of South Carolina in the second round at the University of Southern California on Friday.