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Hofstra falls to Northeastern in CAA soccer final

Hofstra's goal of advancing to the NCAA Tournament ended yesterday in dramatic fashion as Don Anding scored from 20 yards with 4:39 remaining in the second overtime to give No. 2 Northeastern a 1-0 win over the fourth-seeded Pride in the CAA men's soccer final at Drexel's Vidas Field.

Anding's goal was assisted by Dante Marini.

Hofstra finishes its season 11-6-4, while Northeastern, which earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, improves to 13-2-4.

The overtime game was the fourth straight for Hofstra, which tied its regular season finale and advanced on penalty kicks in each of the first two rounds of the CAA Championship.

The CAA Finals appearance was Hofstra's fifth in the last nine years and first since 2010.

The Pride won three straight CAA titles from 2004 to 2006.

Northeastern had two corner kicks in the first 1:30 of the contest, but missed an opportunity to score as Hofstra keeper Adam Janowski blocked a header by Connor Alexander.

The Huskies had another chance in the 10th minute as Anding intercepted an errant pass in the penalty area. But his shot was stopped by Janowski.

Northeastern also had a goal waived off due to an offsides call. Janowski had six saves in the opening 45 minutes and seven for the game.

Dowling women win. Lindsey Thompson and Alexis Parrotta each scored a goal as the Dowling women's team made history with a 2-0 win over No. 1 LIU Post in the second round of the NCAA Division II soccer tournament at Larken Field in Manchester, NH.

Dowling moves on to face defending NCAA Division II champion the College of St. Rose in the East Regional Final. The winner advances to the NCAA Division II semifinal in Evans, Ga.

It's Dowling's first trip to an East Regional Final.

Parrotta scored in the 22nd minute courtesy of Erika Krumholz, whose shot on goal bounced off Post goalie Nicole Fierro.

Parrotta assisted on Thompson's goal, which came in the 71st minute.

It was the ninth goal of the season for Thompson and the seventh for Parrotta.

The Golden Lions outshot Post 13 to 6. Dowling goalkeeper Melissa Guglielmo picked up the win with one save and Post's keeper Fierro finished with three saves.

This wasn't the first meeting between the two as Dowling (14-3-3) and (15-3-2) Post split its season series, winning one game each.

Dowling got off to a quick start as Krumholz had the first shot on goal 32 seconds into the game.

Dowling's attack continued throughout the first half as the Golden Lions recorded six shots, including Parrotta's goal.

The Golden Lions' offense got off to a quick start in the second half, too, as Kayla Mueger had a shot on goal in the first minute.

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