COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Hofstra University men lost to sixth-ranked University of Maryland at Ludwig Field Monday night.
The Pride (1-1) faced an early deficit as the Terrapins (2-0) got on the board in the fourth minute on an own goal. Maryland doubled its lead in the 58th minute on a Gordon Wild free kick from 25 yards. Wild curled the kick around a defensive wall into the back of the net.
Sophomore Adam Savill had arguably the Pride’s best chance of the night, sending a shot just over the crossbar late in the second half.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Ashton made five saves for the second successive game, which tied a career high. That included a diving save to his right in the first half and a punch up over the crossbar in the second half.
Freshman Storm Strongin made his first career start.
Freshman Andrea Codispoti made his collegiate debut.
Hofstra continues its season-opening road trip, heading to No. 13 Virginia Thursday at 6 p.m.