Ryan Carmichael scored two more goals for Hofstra. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

NEWARK, Del. – Ryan Carmichael scored two goals as the Hofstra University men recorded a 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association victory over the University Delaware at Grant Stadium Saturday night.

The win was Hofstra’s sixth consecutive victory and improved the Pride’s record to 9-1 overall on the season, which is the best 10-game record in program history. Hofstra is 3-1 in league play.

Hofstra head coach Richard Nuttall has 299 career wins.

The Pride opened the scoring at 31:07 as Carmichael headed in a pass from Matthew Vowinkel for a 1-0 lead.

Only 85 seconds into the second half, Hofstra doubled its lead. Carmichael collected a cross from Hendrik Hebbeker and sent in a shot from five yards.

Carmichael has six goals in his last three games.

Storm Strongin extended the lead to 3-0 at 51:37 with a penalty kick, before the Blue Hens got on the board at 65:24 on Josh Hesson’s goal. Hebbeker poured water on any comeback hopes for the Blue Hens with an unassisted goal from 18-yards at 76:04 that made it 4-1.

The Pride once again turned in a stifling defensive effort, limiting Delaware (1-7-1, 0-4) to five shots overall, two on goal. Hofstra gogalkeeper Wessel Speel made one save while his Delaware counterpart Scott Sampson had five.

Hofstra hosts Columbia University Tuesday at 7 p.m.