Oliver Svalander recorded his first career hat-trick and Eliot Goldthorp added a goal as the Hofstra University men earned a 4-0 victory over Lafayette College at Mike Bourger ’44 Field at Oaks Stadium in Easton, Pa. on Tuesday night.
The victory extended the Pride’s (10-3-3) unbeaten streak to three games. The Leopards fell to 8-5-3.
The Pride’s 10-win season is the 15th under head coach Richard Nuttall.
Svalander opened the scoring off an assist from Roc Carles at 20:24 following a flurry in front of the Lafayette goal. Svalander struck again at 24:37 with an unassisted goal.
Goldthorp put the Pride up, 3-0, with a penalty kick at 34:07. His 13th goal ties him for sixth place on the Hofstra season list.
Svalander completed his three-goal night, taking a back-heel pass from Ryan Carmichael and racing in on goal at 65:48.
The Hofstra defense held Lafayette to five shots, none on goal, as goalkeeper Wessel Speel and Alex Dudley did not have to make a save. The Pride had 15 shots, 10 on goal. Lafayette keeper Griffin Huff made five saves.
The Pride will close out the regular season as it hosts the College of Charleston on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a key Colonial Athletic Association contest. The game will serve as Hofstra’s Senior Day.