For the 11th time in program history, the Hofstra University women will compete for the Colonial Athletic Association title in the CAA championship game on Saturday.
The Pride, seeded eighth, will take on No. 3 Northeastern University at 1 p.m. at Parsons Field in Brookline, Mass. The game is a rematch from last season’s CAA title game, won by Hofstra, 2-1.
Hofstra is looking for its eighth CAA Championship fifth in the last six years. Northeastern has won four CAA Championships, but none since 2016.
The match will stream live on FloFC. Live statistics and an audio only broadcast from WRHU-FM (88.7) will also be available. Links for all can be found above or on the women’s soccer schedule page on GoHofstra.com.
Hofstra’s (9-7-4) run to the finals has included advancing on penalty kicks over top-seeded Monmouth and then defeating No. 5 Towson, 2-0 in the semifinals. Northeastern (10-5-4) has wins over No. 6 Stony Brook (2-1) and No. 2 Drexel (2-0) to reach the finals. This will mark the fifth time that Hofstra and Northeastern have met in the championship game with each team holding two wins. Overall, Hofstra is 17-10-3 all-time against the Huskies. Northeastern picked up a 2-1 win over the Pride earlier this season in Brookline.
The Pride has received balanced scoring in its first two CAA Championship games. Anja Suttner, Olivia Pearse, and Thorhildur Thorhallsdottir have scored goals while Suttner has added an assist. Skylar Kuzmich has made six saves over two games and made a key stop in penalty kicks against Monmouth to keep Hofstra alive.
The Huskies offense in the CAA Championship has revolved around Vivian Akyirem, who has scored all four goals. Holland Stam has been impressive with 10 saves including eight against Drexel in the semifinals.