Krista Agostinello’s seventh-round penalty kick sent the eighth-seeded Hofstra University over No. 1 Monmouth University in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in West Long Branch, N.J. on Thursday.
The teams played to a 1-1 draw after two extratime before the Pride won on penalties, 5-4.
Agostinello’s winner was set up by a key save from Skylar Kuzmich on Monmouth’s seventh attempt. Hofstra also had successful PKs by Anja Suttner, Gabrielle Marte, Aimee Hodgson and Allison Mendes.
Hofstra moved to 8-7-4. It was the Pride’s second 1-1 draw against the Hawks (13-2-3) this season following a regular season tie on Sept. 29 at Monmouth.
Each team was successful in their first three rounds.
The Hawks held a 4-3 advantage after Hofstra’s fourth attempt was saved by Cassandra Coster. Monmouth had a chance to win in the fifth round but Summer Reimet sent her kick high. The Pride converted on their fifth attempt. Each team missed their sixth attempt before Kuzmich saved a shot by Lauren Bruno to set up Agostinello for the game-winner. The fifth-year co-captain put the ball into the top left side of the goal, over a diving Coster before dropping to her knees in celebration.
The Pride took a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute as Suttner bent a free kick from just beyond the 18-yard box around the wall and inside the far post.
The Hawks tied the game in the 62nd minute as Summer Reimet came in along the left end line and sent a difficult-angled shot inside the far post.
Kuzmich had four saves while Coster recorded six.
Hofstra will play the winner of the Towson University-Elon University game Sunday at Monmouth’s Hesse Field on the Great Lawn on Sunday at 2 p.m.