The Hofstra University women play at Georgetown University in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C. on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Pride is making its 10th NCAA tourney appearance, second in a row, and fifth in the last six years.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. The game will be live streamed on FloFC with live statistics available, as well as an audio only stream from WRHU-FM (88.7). Links for all can be found above or on the women’s soccer schedule page of GoHofstra.com.
Hofstra (10-7-4) earned the Colonial Athletic Association’s automatic bid by virtue of a 2-1 extratime win over Northeastern University in the championship game. Eighth-seeded Hofstra became the lowest seed to ever win a CAA title. The championship was the Pride’s eighth overall, second in a row, and fifth in six years. Krista Agostinello had the game-winning goal with 1:30 left in the second extratime as she headed in a rebound off a shot from Thorhildur Thorhallsdottir that hit the crossbar.
Georgetown was ranked 18th in the final United Soccer Coaches poll of the regular season and is the fifth seed in the NCAA tournament. The Hoyas (14-1-5) are on a 17-game unbeaten streak and won the Big East championship for a third consecutive season. Senior All-Big East first team selection Gia Vicari leads the team with six goals and four assists, while Big East defensive player of the year Julia Leas and goalkeeper of the year Allie Augur anchor a defense that has allowed eight goals all season with 15 shutouts.
Hofstra and Georgetown have met on two occasions. The Pride is 0-1-1 all-time against the Hoyas. The teams played in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and went to a 2-2 draw before the Pride advanced on penalty kicks, 4-2. The first meeting between the schools was in 2012 at the James Madison Fairfield Inn Invitational with the Hoyas winning, 2-1.