Cuddihy gave up a goal on William & Mary’s first shot 29 seconds into the game but went on to stonewall the Tribe for the next 32:74. “She played really well,” said Morgan.
Despite Cuddihy’s solid play in net Friday night Morgan is not set to name the Manhasset High School product her starter for the CAA season and will continue the competitive goalie battle that has existed thus far in 2010. “We’ll see how [Cuddihy] does tomorrow in practice,” said Morgan. “That is how day to day it is.”
Cuddihy received plenty of offensive help with Hofstra going on a 9-0 run after falling behind 1-0. Hofstra had four multi-goal scorers led by senior attacker Liz Falco with four, all in the second half. Senior attacker Corrine Gandolfi and freshman midfielder Jill Maier both registered hat-tricks and Ashley Jones continued her solid play in 2010 with two goals.
Friday night’s win was Hofstra’s second over a top 20
“It is the most competitive conference from top to bottom” said Morgan of the CAA, which features four teams ranked in the top 20. “Everybody can beat you.”
Hofstra will next be tested in the CAA against Old Dominion on Sunday at 1 p.m. Last year Old Dominion knocked off Hofstra 14-9 on April 17 in the first of a Southern Virginia weekend sweep at the hands of the Monarchs and William & Mary that knocked the Pride out of postseason contention.