HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University men overcame a one-goal deficit to play Elon College to a 1-1 draw in their Colonial Athletic Association opener at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Saturday night.
The Pride (1-3-3, 0-0-1 CAA) has played to ties in three of its past four games. The Phoenix (3-0-3, 0-0-1) remains unbeaten on the season.
The visitors opened the scoring, with Ronni Mleczkovicz sending a free kick into the upper corner in the 26th minute. Hofstra was quick to respond, with senior Danny Elliott picking up a loose ball after keeper Matthew Jegier misplayed it and firing into an empty net for his second goal of the season.
Sophomore Oscar Ramsay had a chance to win it for Hofstra in the double extratime. Classmate Luke Brown took a shot that Jegier parried away, but the rebound landed at Ramsay’s feet with Jegier still sprawled out. Jegier managed to get a hand on Ramsay’s try and preserve the tie.
The Pride is back in action for a non-conference matchup with Columbia at 7 p.m. at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Tuesday night.