Luke Brown scored Hofstra’s fourth goal. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)
HEMSPTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University women scored a season-high four goals and extended its school record for shutouts to seven games as the Pride earned a 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association win over William & Mary at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Saturday night.
Alex Ashton made four saves in his seventh consecutive clean sheet.
The seven shutouts are the longest streak in the nation in NCAA Division I.
The victory raised Hofstra’s record to 5-3-3 and 2-0-1 in the CAA. The Tribe slipped to 2-5-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference play.
Hofstra scored three times in the first half with George O’Malley collecting what proved to be the game-winner as he corralled a header from Sean Nealis in front of the net and got a shot past goalkeeper Connor Andrews at 26:13.
Matthew Vowinkel netted two consecutive goals off long crosses to make it a 3-0 game. The first, at 33:19, off a long pass from Marcus Lindqvist, Vowinkel banged off the left post and it ricocheted into the right corner. The second came on a set piece with Storm Strongin serving the ball in from the left side to a diving Vowinkel, who headed it past Andrews for the 3-0 advantage at the 36:55 mark.
Luke Brown scored the final goal as Peter Meyer sent a ball into the box that was touch passed by Jacob Goker. Brown would finish the pass, beating reserve keeper Sam Onyeador at 54:44.
The Pride played solid defense and limited the Tribe to 11 shots on the night, five on goal. Alex Ashton made four saves in his seventh consecutive clean sheet.
Hofstra plays at the University of Delaware next Saturday at 7 p.m.