AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts scored early and late to register a 2-0 win over Hofstra University at Garber Field Wednesday night.
Hofstra, which took 22 shots and attempted 10 corner kicks, had several opportunities but could not solve Minuteman goalkeeper Marvyn Dorchin, who made six saves.
Hofstra slipped to 1-2 while Massachusetts improved to 2-0.
Logan Brown put UMass on the board 85 seconds into the game as he redirected a shot in front of the net that got past keeper Wessel Speel.
That was the only scoring until the Minutemen capitalized on a Hofstra defender slipping, which led to a numbers advantage. As Yosuke Hanya broke in, Speel met him and the ball went to James McPherson. His shot hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced over the goal line in the 83rd minute.
The Pride could not solve Dorchin, who produced several key saves. He stopped Ryan Carmichael on a point-blank shot off a corner kick and stopped a Matthew Vowinkel penalty kick late in regulation.
Speel made four saves.
The shutout loss was the Pride’s first in 18 games. Hofstra fell to 0-2-1 against UMass.
Hofstra hosts Drexel in its Colonial Athletic Association opener at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Saturday, March 13.