Shepherd scores game-winning goal in OT
In their third consecutive road game, the Hofstra Pride women’s soccer team beat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 2-1 in double overtime on Thursday night, Sept. 6, after an hour delay due to inclement weather.
With the win, Hofstra is now 4-2 on the season.
The Pride are coming off a 5-1 loss at No. 6 Virginia this past Sunday.
Last time Hofstra took on the Knights in 2016, the Pride were victorious winning 2-1 in overtime. The Pride are now 6-0-1 all-time versus the Knights.
Hofstra outshot the Knights 17-13 with the Pride having nine shots on goal.
Fairleigh Dickinson got on the board first. 25 minutes into the first half the Knight’s midfielder, Viktorija Miseljic, scored after she got a rebound in the box and tapped it into the goal.
The Pride’s forward, Sabrina Bryan tied the score at one a piece a little more than five minutes into the second half. Bryan picked up the loose ball in the box and fired into the far corner to get the Pride on the board, recording her first goal of the season.
After plenty of scoreless action, it not only took one overtime, but two for the game to be decided.
After more than 105 minutes of play Lucy Shepherd scored the game winning goal for the Pride to notch her second goal of the season.
The goal was scored on an amazing feed by Lucy Porter that set up the Shepherd with an opportunity with less than four minutes remaining in the game.
Shepherd is now tied with Jenn Buoncore for the most goals of the season, while Porter marked her first assist on the season.
Up next, the Pride travel back to New Jersey to take on No. 23 Princeton University for their fourth consecutive road match.
Hofstra will begin CAA conference play on Thursday, September 20th against the Towson Tigers.
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