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Hofstra Drops Princeton Invitational Opener

Article Written by Brian Bohl
Published: September 4, 2012


Princeton, N.J. -- Hofstra scored two goals in the second half to erase a deficit but Colgate scored again in the 82nd minute as the Pride lost, 3-2, to the Raiders in a non-conference matchup in the opener of the Princeton Invitational on Friday evening.

Sophomore Sam Scolarici (Aldie, Va.) scored a goal for the fourth straight game this season and freshman Leah Galton (Harrogate, England) registered her first career goal. Yet Colgate's Jillian Kinter scored the game-winner off a give-and-go at 81:21. Hofstra fell to 2-2 and Colgate improved to 3-2.

Jenna Raepple had a goal and two assists for a four-point night, contributing to every Colgate goal. Junior Amber Stobbs (London, England) assisted on both Hofstra goals.

Colgate scored twice in the first half before Hofstra's comeback bid hit its full stride. 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 box and fired a low shot for her first goal of the season and the early lead. Colgate re-gained momentum just 1:37 before the break when Manoogian took Raepple's pass and was undefended as she beat Hofstra junior goalkeeper Emily Morphitis for the 2-0 edge.

But Hofstra roared back with two goals just 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 point-blank shot as Raiders 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 netminder for her fourth goal in as many games at 73:44.

Scolarici has now 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 re-take 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 tallied one save.

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