Hofstra women's lacrosse stays focused in blowout over Delaware

Since the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) season began in early April Hofstra women’s lacrosse head coach Abby Morgan has preached the importance of never looking ahead. On Friday afternoon that one game at a time focus was evident as despite playing a Delaware team with a losing record two days before facing 10th ranked Towson, the Pride showed no signs of overconfidence during a dominating 15-6 win.

Sixteenth ranked Hofstra (10-4, 4-1 in CAA) had nine different scorers and dominated from the get-go against Delaware (5-10, 2-4 in CAA) not allowing a goal for the first 18:13 of the game. The win keeps Hofstra near the top of the CAA standings heading into Sunday’s critical road game at Towson.

“It is a good confidence boost, for us” said Morgan, whose team was coming off a 14-8 road loss to James Madison last Sunday. “Our attack found their flow, found their groove together and that is something we have been talking about all week.”

The James Madison loss likely means Hofstra will not capture the CAA regular season title. However the bounce back win over Delaware puts Hofstra in prime position for a post season berth and a victory over Towson Sunday would give the Pride second place all by itself with one CAA game remaining at Drexel on April 29. The top four teams qualify for the conference tournament, which is held at the highest seed on May 6 and 8.

After the James Madison loss Morgan’s message to her players was to focus on what they can improve upon rather than looking ahead to their opponents. “We showed no film and they were very focused on themselves,” said Morgan. “Our team is very focused on one game at a time.”

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