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Borresen and Wilson combine to blank Columbia

Borresen and Wilson combine to blank Columbia

On the road at Columbia University’s Rocco Commisso Stadium, the Hofstra Pride Women’s soccer team beat the Lions 2-0 Thursday night, Sept. 13..

Hofstra improved to 5-3 on the season with the win, while Columbia dropped to 3-3-1. The Pride were coming off a 2-1 loss to Princeton University on Sunday, with their lone goal being scored in the first half.

In this game, the Pride yet again only scored in the first half, though this time, their early 2 goal advantage that put them ahead for good.

 Just 11 minutes into the half, Monique Iannella, scored a goal off a penalty kick. Iannella’s goal would be the eventual game winner and her first goal of the season.

 Jordan Littleboy would later double the Pride’s score in the 31stt minute after receiving a nicely placed pass from redshirt senior, Jenn Buoncore, and tipping it past Columbia’s goalie for her first career goal.

 Buoncore, who leads the team with most goals, assist and points, got her 4th assist of the season on the play.  

In total, the Pride ended up out-shooting the Lions 10-9.

Keeping the lead safe were Hofstra goalkeepers Jenna Borresen and Ashley Wilson as the Pride went back to their two goalie system after going three games with Wilson playing the full 90.

As had been throughout most of the season, Borresen got the starting nod while Wilson closed it out following the half. Out of the Lions’ nine shots only two were on net, with each Hofstra goalie facing one shot a piece.

With the victory, Wilson now has a 3-3 record in goal this season, as well as a 1.69 GAA and .667 save percentage, while Borresen owns a 2-0 record with only one goal allowed coupled with a .800 save percentage.

Hofstra is now 8-4-2 all-time versus Columbia, earning the win to close out their five game road trip with a 3-2 record.

The Pride return to action on Sunday afternoon at 1pm, as they take on their Long Island rival Stony Brook University at Hofstra Soccer Stadium for their last non-conference game of the season.

Stony Brook has won the past two games 4-0. They hold a 3-4 road record while the Pride are 1-1 in their home turf.

The rival matchup currently favors Hofstra as they hold a 10-3 all-time record versus the Seawolves, winning eight consecutive meetings dating back to 1999.

The Pride will begin CAA play on Thursday, Sept. 20th when they welcome the Towson Tigers to Hofstra Soccer Stadium at 7 pm.

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