NEW YORK – The Hofsfra University women suffered a 3-0 road defeat to Columbia University at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The loss dropped Hofstra to 1-2, while Columbia opened with a victory.

The Lions scored their first goal nearly 13 minutes into the game, with Maia Tabion finishing off a pass from Stephanie Jung. The hosts added a second at 67:45 off a second-chance shot from close range by Kendall McBride on a Columbia corner kick. They finished off the game with 8:30 left on a hard shot from the top of the box by Madi Pilla.

Hofstra goalkeeper Mackenzie Sullivan made three saves.

Columbia keeper Nurkin recorded three saves.

The Lions outshot the Pride, 19-5.

Hofstra will take to the pitch again on Thursday with a 7 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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