Hempstead, N.Y. – The Hofstra women’s soccer team made another big jump in the United Soccer Coaches poll this week, checking in at No. 11 in the weekly rankings. The No. 11 position marks Hofstra’s highest ranking in program history for the second-straight week.
The Pride (9-1-0) is coming off of a 2-0 victory over Towson, moving to 1-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play. The win marked the sixth-straight victory and fourth-straight shutout for the Pride and was the seventh clean sheet this season.
Hofstra has been remarkable on both sides of the ball this season, out-scoring opponents, 28-4 through the first 10 matches. Defensively, the Pride allow just 6.1 shots per game, while as a team, Hofstra ranks eighth nationally in shutout percentage and 12th in goals against average. Goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich, who earned her sixth individual clean sheet of the season, is tied for the second-highest number of shutouts in the nation and is 14th overall in goals against average.
On the attacking end, Hofstra’s 8.30 points per game is 18th nationally, while forward Miri Taylor is one of two players leading the country with 26 points this season. Taylor also ranks inside the top-20 in goals per game (6th), points per game (3rd), total assists (17th), and total goals (4th). Also making some noise in the national statistical rankings is forward Lucy Shepherd who is 11th in total assists and 14th in assists per game.  
Hofstra’s No. 11 position is also the highest for any CAA team since William & Mary was ranked No. 11 on November 8, 1999.
Florida State remained atop the poll, followed by Virginia, UCLA, Duke, North Carolina, Pepperdine, Stanford, Arkansas, Rutgers, TCU, and Hofstra.

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