Matthew Vowinkel scored Hofstra’s insurance goal. (Hofstra Photo by Philip Hinds)
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – George O’Malley and Matthew Vowinkel scored for the Hofstra University men in the final 13 minutes en route to a 2-0 victory over Stony Brook University at LaValle Stadium Wednesday night.
Hofstra (2-3-2) improved to 16-6-10 vs. Stony Brook (2-3-1).
The teams played an evenly matched first half. Hofstra seemed to control play in the first 25 minutes of the half, outshooting the Seawolves, 4-2. Stony Brook began to apply more pressure in the final 20 minutes, putting two of its three shots on goal.
The second half was as even as the first with Stony Brook taking three shots in the opening 20 minutes compared to two for the Pride.
Peter Meyer had the Pride’s best chance in the early going as his 20-yard shot was punched away by Stony Brook keeper Christian Miesch.
The Pride broke through as Sean Nealis had a long throw-in deep in Stony Brook territory that was flicked on by Felix Smith Halle to O’Malley, who put a shot inside the far post at 76:54. Vowinkel followed nearly seven minutes later, connecting on a bicycle kick off a corner kick from Marcus Lindqvist for his team-best third goal at 83:49.
Hofstra goalkeeper Alex Ashton made four saves to record his third consecutive shutout. Miesch had four saves for the Seawolves.
Hofstra hosts Dartmouth College Tuesday at 7 p.m.