Both teams played to a 0-0 tie through the first half of play. Hartnett scored her second goal of the season, and eighth of her career, just under three minutes into the second half. The play came off a scramble in front of the cage. MacKenzie Liptak (Schuylerville, N.Y.) collected a loose ball and dished to Hartnett to give Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead.
Grossman turned back the first four shots she saw over the course of the second half before Genna Kovar scored from close range to tie the game with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation. Both teams had several scoring opportunities in the last ten minutes, while Grossman stopped two shots from close range in the last two minutes of regulation to force overtime.
Grossman continued her strong play in net through overtime, turning back the first three shots on goal by the Hofstra attack to tie her season-high of 12 saves. It wasn't until the 91st minute of play before Amy-Lee Levine scored off a penalty stroke to give Hofstra the 2-1 win.
"We're four games into the season, and we were finally able to bring everything together," senior Brandy Longacre said. "We installed a new formation, and everyone played a full game, and then some - 91 minutes. I think we looked more fit, and it was definitely our best performance of the year."
Quinnipiac returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 20 when they head to Easton, Pa. to take on Lafayette at 2 p.m.