Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse team will host its first two Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) games of the year this week as the Pride host James Madison on Friday before closing the week with a home game against George Mason on Sunday.

The game against the Dukes starts at 4 p.m., while the Pride and the Patriots will match-up on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will have PRIDE ZONE Live Video and Audio available via GoHofstra.com.

Hofstra (7-5, 1-1 CAA) split its two games last week as they dominated Old Dominion on Friday to the tune of 15-6 before dropping a hard-fought 12-11 overtime decision to William & Mary on Sunday.

Sophomore attack Brittain Altomare posted a team-best eight points on six goals and two assists in the two games, while freshman attack Becky Conto was stellar in draw controls with a team-high 16 in the two games. Conto had nine draw controls against Old Dominion and that total ranks as a Hofstra individual season-high in 2013.

These two games will start an important stretch for the Pride who have just five regular season games remaining (all CAA contests) with four of them to be played in the friendly confines of James M. Shuart Stadium.

Conto continues to have a strong first season in a Pride uniform as she now ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 13 points on 10 goals and three assists. She is also second on the squad with 33 draw controls and has chipped in with 10 ground balls and six caused turnovers.

Sophomore defender April Iannetta leads the way with 38 draw controls, while adding 12 points (8G, 4A), 27 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers.

Altomare is the Pride’s top scorer with 48 points on 26 goals and 22 assists. Junior attack Julia Riemer is having quite the breakout year in her third season as she is second on the team with 21 points on 18 goals and three assists.

JMU is 7-5 overall and 2-1 in league play after dropping a 16-10 game to Towson on Sunday. Casey Ancarrow leads the Dukes with 43 points on 35 goals and eight assists.

George Mason is 5-7 and 0-3 in conference action as the Patriots fell 18-8 to Delaware on Sunday. Rachel Obregon and Allie Hilderbrandt each have posted 28 points this season for George Mason. Obregon has 26 goals and two assists, while Hilderbrandt has 24 goals and four assists.