Freshman Frederik Rieper scored in his first collegiate game. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)
CATONSVILLE, Md. – Freshman Frederik Rieper scored his first career goal and Hofstra recorded its second consecutive shutout en route to a 1-0 road win over UMBC at Retriever Soccer Park Sunday night.
This is Hofstra’s (2-0) first 2-0 start since 2015 when the Pride began the year 4-0
The teams battled to a scoreless tie at the half with the Pride outshooting the Retrievers (0-2), 5-4. Hofstra did have the best scoring chance, a penalty kick in the 43rd minute but the kick over the crossbar. Hofstra could have had several more chances but was whistled offsides seven times.
The visitors broke through in the 57th minute on its sixth corner kick of the second half. Adam Savill drove the ball into the box and it was flicked on by Stefan Mason. Rieper, a 6-5 Danish defender, headed it into the back of the net.
Hofstra goalkeeper Alex Ashton made one save as he recorded his second consecutive clean sheet. The shutout was the 16th of Ashton’s career, tying him with Greg Cumpstone for third on the Pride’s all-time list.
UMBC keeper Quantrell Jones had two saves.
The Pride opens Colonial Athletic Association play at defending champion James Madison Friday at 7 p.m.