Northeastern Ends Two Long Hofstra MSOC Streaks

Hofstra, Alex Ashton
Alex Ashton. Photo: Hofstra Univ.

Hofstra’s eight-game unbeaten streak along with its defensive scoreless streak came to an end Wednesday night at the hands of Northeastern.

Despite outshooting the Huskies 18-6 (10-5 on goal) the Pride fell to its conference rivals 3-0 at Parsons Field. A goal from the penalty spot by Moustapha Samb in the 23rd minute not only gave Northeastern a 1-0 lead, but it also was the first goal allowed by Hofstra in a span of 784:33. The last goal conceded by the Pride came in early September vs. Syracuse.

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In the second half, Northeastern got a pair of goals five minutes apart to add to its lead. Martin Nygaard put in a free kick from 25-yards out in the 55th minute and Harry Swartz converted a pass from Ryan Massoud in the 60th minute to close out the scoring.

Despite outshooting the Huskies, Hofstra could not put one past Northeastern keeper Chandler Cree, who had eight saves on the night. Hofstra keeper Alex Ashton made two saves.

Hofstra fell to 6-4-3 on the season and 3-1-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play. Northeastern is 4-5-1 overall and 2-1-1 in league action.

The Pride is back in action Saturday night at home versus CAA-leading James Madison. Game time at Hofstra Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m.  

Information for this story provided by Hofstra’s Office of Athletics Communications.