November 12, 2016
END OF THE LINE
Hofstra men fall in CAA semis, 3-1
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University men lost to William & Mary, 3-1, in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Friday night.
The Tribe's Reilly Maw scored twice and recorded an assist as William & Mary advanced to Sunday's championship match. The Pride finished its season at 9-8-1.
William & Mary (12-6-2) found the back of the net in the 13th minute, with Antonio Bustamante splitting defenders and tucking his shot away into the lower left corner of the net.
Senior Andreas Iosifides had arguably the Pride's best chance of the first half after a collision in the 18-yard box left the ball loose, but his shot went high.
Maw, who had set up Bustamante's opening goal, scored his first goal in the 63rd minute on a shot from the left side of the penalty area
Luke Brown, the CAA rookie of the year, gave Hofstra some life less than four minutes later, putting in a close range shot on a through ball from Andreas Iosifides. Brown's goal was his team-high eighth of this season. The Pride took the momentum in stride, generating a number of chances, posting 10 shots in the second half. Junior Meshack Eshun Addy had a quality opportunity to equalize, one-touching a cross but sending it just high.
The Tribe sealed the game with Maw's second score, getting in past the defense in the 86th minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Ashton made several impressive one-on-one saves, tying his season high with five saves.