WSOC: # 25 Hofstra hits the road for two Colonial Athletic Association games


Hempstead, NY – After a tough weekend in which the Hofstra women’s football team suffered their first defeat from the Colonial Athletic Association, pride appears to be bouncing back in Drexel on Thursday, October 21 (5:00 p.m.) before falling travel south to Elon on Sunday October 24 (1 p.m.).

Both matches will be broadcast live on FloFC and live stats will also be available. Coverage links can be found at the top of this release and on the Hofstra Women’s Football Calendar page.

Hofstra (12-2-1, 4-1-1 CAA) comes out of a frustrating weekend where he beat his opponents, 45-13, but for the first time this season has been held scoreless in games consecutive. . The Pride started with a 1-0 loss to Northeastern where he had several chances to find the back of the net, but ultimately suffered the 1-0 decision after dominating on shots, 25-9. On Sunday, Tribe Pride and William & Mary were content with a 0-0 draw in double overtime, and this time the two teams did not score any goals after Hofstra beat the visitors, 21-4.

Despite last weekend’s results, the senior striker Miri Taylor continues to lead the country with 35 points this season, while her 14 goals sit second. In addition, following the shutout of Hofstra against William & Mary, the goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich Now has eight shutouts in total this season, the second-highest in the country.

Pride will open a new week of Colonial Athletic Association competition in Drexel (5-5-3, 1-2-2 CAA), who also enters the game after a 0-1-1 weekend. The Dragons fell to UNCW in overtime, 3-2 before drawing a draw with Delaware, 1-1. Delaney Lappin is Drexel’s offensive player to watch as she leads the team with 10 points, four goals and two assists. Miyuki Schoyen has spent most of the time in goals and has a 1.14 goals-against average and 0.783 save percentage.

Hofstra is 20-4-1 against Drexel. The teams last met on April 1, 2020 when the teams drew, 1-1. Pride beat the Dragons in that game, 30-5, and Drexel’s only goal came from a penalty.

Following Drexel’s game, Hofstra is looking for a major redemption on Sunday against defending CAA champions Elon (7-5-1, 2-2-1 CAA) in a 2020 CAA semi-final rematch. Thursday night before the Hofstra game, the Phoenixes face William & Mary, but last weekend Elon was 1-1 against Towson (L, 0-1) and Northeastern (W, 2-1 OT). Carson Jones leads the Phoenix with nine points on four goals and one assist, while Abby Fusca has three assists to lead the team. Goalkeeper McKenna Dalfonso has a 1.07 goals-against average and 0.745 save percentage.

Hofstra leads the all-time series against Elon, 7-1-0. In the CAA semifinals last season, Hofstra fell to the Phoenix 1-0 despite dominating the odds, 16-6.


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