Women's Soccer Preview: Hofstra & NU
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW women's soccer team completes its four-game homestand this weekend as it welcomes Hofstra and Northeastern to the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks host the Huskies Friday at 7 p.m. before closing out the weekend Sunday with a 1 p.m. matinee versus the Pride. Live stats will be available for both contests and can be accessed by clicking on the link above.
UNCW (2-13; 0-7 CAA) remains in the Port City this weekend after opening their homestead with losses to George Mason (3-0) and Towson (1-0 OT) last weekend. The Seahawks, who have held off the scoreboard for the past five contests, continue to be led in scoring by juniors Kim Currie (2G), Amanda Holmes (1 G, 2 A) and Stephanie Rose (2 G), who have all tallied four points this season. In goal, senior Chandler Follett and junior Caitlin Hunter have split time between the pipes this season for veteran coach Paul Cairney's squad and have teamed up to post a .173 goals against average, a .755 save percentage and one shutout.
Hofstra (7-7; 3-5 CAA) enters the weekend two points out of the sixth and final playoff spot following a 2-1 victory against Old Dominion on Sunday. Senior Laura Greene has accounted for half of the Pride's 26 goals this season as she serves as the league's top goal scorer (13) and ranks second in the league in scoring with 27 points (13 G, 1 A). Sophomores Emily Morphitis and Kylie Shuster have split time in goal for Hofstra this season. Together, the duo has combined to record a 1.49 goals against average, a .656 save percentage and three shutouts.
Northeastern (8-7-1; 4-3-1 CAA) takes to the road for the final time this season in a tie for second in the league standings after suffering a 3-1 setback to first-place William & Mary in its last outing. Junior Veronica Napoli paces the Huskies attack with a team-high 23 points (9 G, 5A) that has her tied for third in the CAA in scoring. Freshman Paige Burnett has started all 16 games in goal for Northeastern and has fashioned a 1.46 goals against average, a .762 save percentage and four shutouts.
UNCW closes out the regular season next weekend when it faces Delaware in a neutral-site contest in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 28 before returning home to host Georgia State in the regular season finale Oct. 30.