|Goals by Period|
|Shots on Goal||10||5|
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Columbia field hockey team registered a 2-1 victory over Hofstra Friday to wrap up a five-game road swing. With the game tied at the half, Lauren Crane’s goal in the 43rd minute proved to be the game-winner for the Lions, who moved to 2-3 on the year.
Neither team generated offensive opportunities until the Lions drew a penalty corner in the 12th minute to help build some momentum. Columbia broke through in the 15th minute when Danielle Buttinger spun and shot a ball that Katherine Cavanaugh tipped in for her second score in as many games.
It took 22 minutes for Hofstra to notch a shot on goal and when they did Maeve Doherty picked up her fourth defensive save of the season and Katie Dempsey stopped another shot to keep the Lions in front. However, the Pride wound up with a two-player advantage after a pair of Lions were given green cards. Madison Reed provided the equalizer to tie things up, 1-1, in the 31st minute.
Columbia took advantage of a penalty corner opportunity eight minutes into the second half when Crane, who also made the scoresheet at Fairfield Sunday, redirected a Maeve Doherty attempt from the top of the circle.
From there, the Lions minimized the Pride’s scoring
Buttinger fired a team-high five shots. Dempsey finished with three saves.
For Hofstra, who dropped to 3-5, Carys Swan stopped eight shots and Philine de Wolf recorded four shots.
Columbia will make its home debut this Sunday, September 17 when they face off against Bryant at the Baker Athletics Complex. Admission is free to the contest. The game will also be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network. Watch on your computer, Apple TV, Roku or download the new app available on Apple and Android devices.