August 31, 2012
GOOD COMEBACK, BAD ENDING
Hofstra women fall on a late goal to Colgate
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Jill Kinter broke a 2-2 tie in the 82nd minute to give Colgate a 3-2 win over the Hofstra women in the opening game of the Princeton Invitation on Friday night.
The Pride (2-2) rallied from a two-goal deficit with a pair of second-half goals.
Hofstra sophomore Sam Scolarici (Aldie, Va.) scored a goal for the fourth consecutive game this season and freshman Leah Galton (Harrogate, England) registered her first career goal. Kinter scored the game-winner off a give-and-go at 81:21 for Colgate (3-2).
Colgate's Jenna Raepple had a goal and two assists. Junior Amber Stobbs (London, England) assisted on both Hofstra goals.
Colgate scored twice in the first half -- Raepple scored six minutes in and Emily Manoogian extended the lead to 2-0 right before halftime.
Raepple converted Catherine Williams' cross at the top of the penalty area and fired a low shot for her first goal of the season and the early lead. Colgate regained momentum 1:37 before the break when Manoogian took Raepple's pass and was undefended as she beat junior goalkeeper Emily Morphitis for the 2-0 lead.
But Hofstra roared back with two goals only 2:24 apart to knot the score. Galton, who picked up her first career point in last week's win over Temple, achieved another milestone with her first career goal by heading Stobbs' free kick in at 71:20.
The Pride kept up the momentum, bringing heavy pressure to the Raiders net moments later. Stobbs nearly had a goal off a point-blank shot as goalkeeper Ashley Walsh dived to corral the ball. Walsh touched the ball but could not grab it and Scolarici slammed the loose ball past the prone keeper at 73:44.
Scolarici has scored against Ohio State, Temple, Georgetown and the Raiders. She entered the game in a three-way tie for first with the most goals in the Colonial Athletic Association and has almost matched her freshman output of five goals before September.
Colgate was able to retake the lead late in the game when Kinter and Raepple engaged in a give-and-go before Kinter put the ball in the net for a 3-2 advantage in the 82nd minute.
Walsh finished with six saves and Morphitis made one.
Hofstra will take on No. 15 Wake Forest in the Invitational on Sunday at noon. Fans can follow the live stats through GoHofstra.com.