WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Hofstra scored two late second-half goals to snap a 1-1 tie and came away with a 3-1 victory over host William & Mary in a Colonial Athletic Association game at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daley Field Saturday night.
Lennart Seufert and Petter Soelberg scored 11th-hour goals for the visitors against the Tribe (4-7-2, 2-2-1).
Hofstra opened the scoring at 20:27 when Stefan Mason sent a cross through the goal mouth from the right side and George O’Malley headed it in at the far post for his third tally of the season.
The Pride had other solid chances in the opening 45 minutes, but a header from Matthew Vowinkel was just high and a shot from Storm Strongin went wide right. William & Mary had some opportunities as well, including a shot from Alexander Levengood at 24:10 as goalkeeper Alex Ashton made a full extension diving save.
The Tribe evened the score at 57:59 as Julian Ngoh scored after a stretch of great ball movement from William & Mary. Nathan Messer and Marcos Villeda were credited with assists.
But the Pride took the lead for good at 79:59 minute as Jesse Schleeper collected a rebound from a long shot from Seufert that hit the left post and put it in the top right corner for his first career goal.
Soelberg added an insurance goal at 84:22 as a pass from Storm Strongin glanced off a Tribe defender and went right to Soelberg who blasted a shot past William & Mary keeper Kieran Baskett. It was Soelberg’s fourth goal, tying him for the team lead.
Ashton finished with three saves on the night while Baskett recorded two.
Hofstra hosts the University Delaware at Hofstra Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m. next Saturday.