Late Goals Propel Hofstra MSOC Past Stony Brook

Hofstra, George O'Malley
Hofstra's George O'Malley. Photo: Hofstra Univ.

For 77 minutes the men’s soccer teams of Stony Brook and Hofstra battled to a stalemate with neither team able to find the game’s first goal.

But on a damp night at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, a goal from George O’Malley in the 77th would be all the Pride would need as Hofstra defeated the Seawolves 2-0 in the match billed as “The Long Island Rivalry.”

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The build-up to the first goal started with a long throw-in from Sean Nealis deep in Stony Brook territory that Felix Smith Halle was able to flick to O’Malley, who found the back of the net. In the 84th minute, Matthew Vowinkel of New Hyde Park would extend the lead connecting on a bicycle kick off a corner kick from Marcus Lindqvist.

The win was Hofstra’s second in a row and the third consecutive match in which the Pride did not allow a goal.

Hofstra keeper Alex Ashton made four saves to record his third consecutive clean sheet. 

Hofstra returns to action this coming Tuesday night when it hosts Dartmouth at 7 p.m. Stony Brook will host Bryant on Saturday with kick off set for 7 p.m.