WSOC: Hofstra rises to 11th in the United Soccer Coaches rankings, 8th in the NCAA Division I RPI



Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra women’s soccer team took another big leap in the United Soccer Coaches poll this week, finishing at # 11 on the weekly leaderboard. The rise to 11th place marks Hofstra’s highest ranking in program history for the second week in a row.

The Pride (9-1-0) emerged from a 2-0 win over Towson and moved to 1-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association game. The win marked the sixth straight win and fourth straight shutout for the Pride and was the seventh goal conceded this season.

Hofstra has been remarkable on both sides of the ball this season, beating opponents 28-4 in their first 10 games. Defensively, the Pride allow only 6.1 shots per game, while Hofstra as a team ranks eighth nationally in terms of shutout percentage and 12th place in goals compared to the average. goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich, who scored their sixth singles goals of the season, has the second highest number of shutouts in the nation and ranks 14th overall for goals against average.

On the attacking side, Hofstra is 18th nationally with 8.30 points per game, while the striker Miri Taylor is one of two players to lead the country with 26 points this season. Taylor also ranks in the top 20 for goals per game (6th), points per game (3rd), total assists (17th) and total goals (4th). Making some noise in the national statistical rankings is also superficial Lucy Shepherd who is 11th overall for assists and 14th for assists per game.

Hofstra’s No. 11 position is also the highest for any CAA team since William & Mary ranked No. 11 on Nov. 8, 1999.

Florida State stayed at the top of the poll, followed by Virginia, UCLA, Duke, North Carolina, Pepperdine, Stanford, Arkansas, Rutgers, TCU, and Hofstra.

Hofstra wants to continue his hot streak on the street and meets James Madison next Sunday, October 3rd. The kick-off in Sentara Park is scheduled for 1 p.m.


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