Hofstra Continues Homestand

Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse team will continue its season-opening three-game homestand on Wednesday when it hosts Fairfield at 2 p.m.

The trio of home games will conclude on Saturday when Colgate visits James M. Shuart Stadium for an 11 a.m. game.  That contest will be a doubleheader with the men’s lacrosse team, which takes on Princeton at 1:30 p.m.

PRIDE ZONE Live Video and Audio will be available on Saturday, PRIDE ZONE Audio will be available on Wednesday.

For ticket information to Saturday's game call (516) HOF-TIXX.  The game is of a doubleheader with the men's lacrosse team and prices are as follows: $16 reserved chair back, $12 general admission (adult), $6 general admission (youth 12 & under/senior citizen).  One ticket is good for both games.  For ticket information call (516) HOF-TIXX.

Hofstra (1-0) enters the second game of its season looking for its first 2-0 start to a season since the 2009 squad began the year 3-0.  The Pride defeated New Hampshire, 13-12, in its season opener on Saturday as they rallied from an early 4-0 deficit.  The game marked the debut of first year Head Coach Shannon Smith.

Sophomore attacker Brittain Altomare and freshman attacker Emily Considine led Hofstra offensively in the contest as Altomare posted five points on one goal and four assists, while Considine posted four goals in the game.

Hofstra got several other outstanding performances in the game as freshman midfielder Becky Conto  added five draw controls and four ground balls in her debut and sophomore defender April Iannetta had a game-best six draw controls.

Sophomore goalie Kelsey Gregerson played all 60 minutes in net and earned the first win of her career, while making 10 saves.

Fairfield enters this week also with a 1-0 record, having defeated Monmouth, 14-7, in its season opener on Saturday.  Addie Reilly was outstanding for the Stags with five goals and four assists.

Colgate is 1-0 heading into its game at Marist on Tuesday.  The Raiders notched a 13-9 win over Vermont on Saturday as Amanda O’Sullivan had a team-high five goals.

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