Matthew Vowinkel assisted on Hofstra’s opening goal. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

NEWARK, N.J. – Jason Ramirez and Matthew Vowinkel each had a goal and an assist and goalkeeper Wessel Speel made a season-high six saves as the Hofstra University men recorded a 2-1 win NJIT at Lubetkin Field and Malcolm Simon Stadium Tuesday.

Vowinkel snapped a 1-1 deadlock in the 84th minute.

The win was Hofstra’s (3-2) second in a row while the Highlanders slipped to 1-2-1.

NJIT took four shots on goal in the opening 45 minutes but Speel was up to the task. Hofstra did not have a shot on goal, but did have a good scoring chance when Vowinkel blasted a shot from outside the box than banged off the crossbar.

Ramirez registered the first goal of his career at 63:28 to open the scoring. A long kick was sent to the top of the box to Vowinkel, who slid a pass to Ramirez on the left side and the sophomore rocketed a shot into the upper right corner.

About three minutes later, Regsan Watkins came in from the left side of the Hofstra goal and ran parallel to the end line and got a tough angle shot past Speel to knot the score at 1-1.

At 83:34, Ramirez worked the ball inside the box to the right of the NJIT net. With the defense drawn to him, he chipped a pass across to a wide-open Vowinkel, who scored the game-winner.

That moved Vowinkel into a tie for seventh place on Hofstra’s career goals list with 27, matching Fabio Berlingieri (1984-87).

NJIT keeper Samuel Reisgys made three saves.

The hosts held a 24-12 advantage in shots and a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

Hofstra visits Northeastern University in a Colonial Athletic Association match at 1 p.m. Sunday.