Field hockey Hofstra scores two late goals against Villanova – The Hofstra Chronicle

Late goals from Tara McNally and Teresa Karoff brought the Hofstra field hockey team within a point, but Pride couldn’t tie the score as they fell to the University of Villanova 3-2 on Saturday.

Villanova star junior forward Amanda Middleman scored her fifth goal of the season just over eight minutes into the game. Other than the single score, the period was even between the two teams, as both had three shots per play.

The Wildcats doubled their lead early in the second period when Makenna Maguire scored on one of Villanova’s four penalty corners in the second period. Less than four minutes later, senior forward Maggie Mick capitalized on a Wildcats counterattack to make it 3-0. Villanova beat Hofstra 7-2 in the second half.

After allowing three goals in the first half, Hofstra head coach Courtney Veinotte replaced veteran goalkeeper Merlijn van der Vegt with first-year keeper Pieke Roos, who blocked Villanova for the rest of the season. afternoon.

McNally scored on the first of 12 penalty corners for the Pride in the fourth period for his second goal of the year. Later, Teresa Karoff took a rebound from Cami Larsson’s shot from another penalty corner. Karissa Hough factored in both Hofstra’s penalty goals, providing an assist for each.

Roos made four total saves in the second half of the game for Hofstra. After trailing in the shooting department through the first three quarters, Hofstra held a 13-10 advantage on shots in the final frame.

Pride’s next game is against the Yale University Bulldogs on Sunday, September 4 at Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium at 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Hofstra Athletics

Catherine J. Martinez