Honors Even For Hofstra, Stony Brook

Hofstra, Stony Brook
The men's soccer teams from Hofstra and Stony Brook renewed their rivalry. Photo: Hofstra University.

Despite taking a total of 36 shots combined, Hofstra and Stony Brook played to a 1-1 draw in a men’s soccer matchup Saturday night at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.

Stony Brook senior Vince Erdei scored on a penalty kick with less than 20 minutes remaining in regulation to tie the match at 1 and ultimately give both sides one point each.

After a scoreless first half, Hofstra took the lead early in the second half as sophomore Luke Brown scored his first of the season.

Erdei’s game-tying goal followed his run up the center of the field with the ball when he was ultimately fouled inside the box. The tally was the senior’s third of the season and 17th of his career.

In overtime, Hofstra outshot Stony Brook 5-1, and a play in the final 20 seconds by the Seawolves’ Danny Espinoza (East Meadow) to clear aHofstra opportunity kept the game level.

Seawolves keeper Tom McMahon made eight saves on the night while his Hofstra counterpart Alex Ashton had two saves.

Game notes

  • Stony Brook’s 16 shots was the team’s second-highest total of the season
  • Brown scored against Stony Brook for the second consecutive season.
  • Rob Bjornholm-Jatta lead Stony Brook with four shots. Danny Elliott paced Hofstra with five shots.