Bryan scores to lead women's soccer past Delaware
Hofstra women's soccer’s pursuit of a repeat as Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champs will continue after the third-seeded Pride took down the sixth-seeded Delaware Blue Hens 1-0 during the CAA Quarterfinals in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Friday, Oct. 26. Hofstra’s tremendous season will continue into the CAA Semifinals, as the Pride now have 13 wins on the season.
The game was a 1-0 shutout win for Hofstra. The lone goal was scored by Hofstra’s sophomore star, Sabrina Bryan. This was her 10th of the season. The goal came in the 33rd minute of the game, leaving Delaware without an answer for the rest of the game. The Blue Hens had a very tough time getting anything going offensively. Not only did they not put any goals on the board, but they only had two shots on goal in the entire game. On the other hand, Hofstra had nine in total, making their case as the far better team by the game’s end.
The nine shots on goal for Hofstra portrayed a nice effort from all around. Bryan had three shots on goal, Jordan Littleboy and Lucy Porter each had two and Jenn Buoncore and Lucy Shepherd each put up one.
In goal, the Pride continued to utilize their two-goalie system with Ashley Wilson and Jenna Borresen. The system, which has been efficient all year, also proved successful in the Friday matchup. Borresen finished with two saves against the Blue Hens while Wilson’s clean sheet was achieved without a single save, as Hofstra’s superb defense and ball control kept the Blue Hens from firing a single shot on goal.
Bryan’s goal stood to be the only goal on the board when the final whistle blew, marking her fourth straight game with the feat. On the defensive side, the shutout was Hofstra’s seventh of the season.
This quarterfinal victory for the Pride marches them on to the semifinals where they are set to take on the second-seeded Northeastern Huskies.
This semifinal game will be at home for the Huskies on Sunday, Oct. 28, as the Pride look to advance to the CAA finals for the second straight season.
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