HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Following a 3-0 victory against Providence College, the Hofstra University women look to continue their run against the University of South Carolina during the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament on the campus of the University of Southern California on Friday at 2 p.m. ET.
The match will be streamed live free of charge on Pac-12 Plus. The stream can be accessed online at Pac-12.com/live/usc and on all mobile and streaming devices by downloading the Pac-12 Now app. WRHU also will provide live audio on the Hofstra Alternative Web Channel (HAWC).
The Pride (17-3-1) is making its third appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament appearance in the last four seasons and fifth overall. Hofstra is looking to advance to the third round for the first time in program history. Friday’s matchup will mark the first meeting between the two teams.
Against Providence, freshman Georgia Brown led off the scoring with her seventh goal before fifth-year midfielder Lucy Porter and senior Miri Taylor tacked on insurance tallies. Porter set a Hofstra record with 123 career points, while Taylor moved into a tie for the nation’s lead in total points (45) and points per game (2.25). Goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich made two saves to record her 12th shutout, good for second in the country.
Hofstra has outscored opponents 51-10, while holding a 408-122 shot advantage.
The Blue and Gold rank third in goals allowed per game at 0.46 and third in shutouts per game at 0.619.
South Carolina enters the match with a 12-6-1 overall record and advanced with a 1-0 upset victory over No. 10 University of North Carolina in the first round. Luciana Zullo’s 81st-minute goal lifted the Gamecocks for the team’s 10th appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina is 5-5 overall in the second round in its 10 appearances.
Four Gamecocks earned All-Southeast Conference recognition this season, with Anna Patten and Jyllissa Harris garnering first-team honors. Lauren Chang grabbed second-team honors and Catherine Barry was selected to the All-freshman team.
Barry leads South Carolina with 16 points, netting seven goals and adding two assists. Ryan Gareis also finds herself in double figures in points with scoring three goals and eight assists. Goalkeeper Heather Hinz has recorded five shutouts and 44 saves. The Gamecocks have outscored opponents 31-20, while holding a 236-168 shot advantage.