Ryan Carmichael scored his second goal this season, in the 89th minute. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

Ryan Carmichael scored in the 80th minute and Wessel Speel made four saves as the Hofstra University men earned a 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association win over Monmouth University at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn in West Long Branch, N.J. on Saturday night.

The victory was Hofstra’s second in a row.

The Pride, which is 4-0-1 vs. Monmouth, improved to 3-2 on the season and evened its CAA record at 1-1. Monmouth slipped to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the CAA with its second straight loss.

Hofstra applied more pressure on the Hawks in the second half and that resulted in a corner kick with just over 10 minutes remaining. Eliot Goldthorp sent the kick in from the right side and connected with Carmichael on the run as he tallied his second goal this season.

Monmouth drew two corner kicks down the stretch but did not get a shot off.

Hofstra hosts Northeastern University at Hofstra Soccer Stadium on Alumni Night on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.