Season ends in CAA semifinals for Pride

Stony Brook, New York – Kristen Redding had four points on three goals and an assist to put the finishing touches on a strong freshman campaign, but the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team lost by decision 18-9 to Drexel in the CAA semifinals at LaValle Stadium Thursday afternoon.

The hat trick was Redding’s third of the season.

Hofstra sees its season finish with a 9-8 record, a five-win improvement from 2023. Drexel advances to the CAA championship game with a 13-4 record. The Dragons will face Stony Brook on Saturday.

Drexel scored the first three goals of the game before Nikki Mennella put the Pride on the scoreboard at 10:57 of the first quarter. The Dragons went on an 8-0 run to open the contest and led 11-1 early in the second quarter. The Pride would score the last two goals of the half to cut the gap to eight.

Redding scored twice in the third quarter to continue his good day before the Pride scored a trio of goals in the fourth quarter to account for the final score.

Lauren Coletti scored two goals in the competition, his fifth multi-goal game of the season. Taylor Mennella scored a goal and an assist in his last game in a Pride uniform, as did Melissa Sconone. Kerry Walser finished with three points on a goal and two assists in his last game.

Christine Dannenfelser led Hofstra with three ground balls and Trinity Reed posted a team-high six draws.

Casey Phelps came off the bench and made a career-high four saves for the Pride.

Corrine Bednarik had 11 points on three goals and eight assists for Drexel, which also got three goals from Molly Weygand and Allison Drake. Jenika Cuocco made 13 saves for the Dragons.

– Reed led Hofstra to draw controls for the fourth time this season.
– Dannenfelser led the Pride in ground balls for the fifth time this season, a team high.
– Redding was Hofstra’s top scorer for the second time this year.
– Hofstra is now 28-15 against Drexel.

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