WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women’s soccer team begins Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend as it faces Hofstra and Northeastern in a pair of road contests.

The Seahawks open the weekend with a 7 p.m. contest against the Pride in a rematch of the 2012 CAA Women’s Soccer Championship title game before wrapping up the trip Sunday with a Noon tilt against the Huskies.

Winners of four straight and five of its last six contests, UNCW enters conference play with a level 5-5 record following victories over Coastal Carolina (1-0) and Francis Marion (3-1) last weekend. Sophomores Katrina Guillou (4 G, 3 A) and Maddie McCormick (4 G, 3 A) are tied for the team lead in scoring with 11 points as both players have found their way into the scoring column in each of the past four contests.

Freshman keeper Liisa Rahkola was named CAA Rookie-of-the-Week on Monday after she did not allow a goal in 166:28 of action. Rahkola, who picked up her first career shutout with Seahawks 1-0 victory over the Chanticleers on Sept. 19, has posted a 1.42 goals against average, 28 saves and a .718 save percentage in eight appearances this season.

Like UNCW, Hofstra (6-3-0) begins league play on a winning streak as the Pride open the weekend on a five-game winning streak after picking up a 2-0 win at St. Joseph's last Saturday. Junior Sam Scolarici is off to a torrid start for Hofstra this season as she ranks second in the league in both goals (9) and points (20). Senior keeper Emily Morphitis has started all nine games in goal for the Pride and has turned in a 1.18 goals against average, 15 saves and one shutout in that span.  

Northeastern (0-6-3) starts conference play in search of its first victory of the season after Huskies wrapped up non-conference play last weekend with a tie against Maine (1-1) and an overtime loss at UMass (2-1). Sophomore Morgan Hilby leads a Northeastern offense that has scored just six goals this season with four points on a goal and two assists. In goal, junior Paige Burnett has started all nine games for coach Tracey Leone’s lineup and has posted a 1.92 goals against average , 54 saves and a .740 save percentage

UNCW returns to action Oct. 4 as it hosts Towson in a 7 p.m. contest at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.