Men’s Football Beats Hofstra 1-0

VESTAL, NY — Ryan Carmichael scored in the 54th minute, lifting Hofstra (5-2-0) for a 1-0 win over Binghamton (0-5-2) in a non-conference men’s football match on Tuesday night. fair at Bearcats Sports Complex. The competition ended the Bearcats’ three-game home season and also marked Pride’s fourth straight victory by one goal.

Carmichael, who now has four goals so far this season, finished a cross right in front of goal. The ball was directed into the net by Nico Obberrauch. Eliot Goldthorp was also credited with an assist in the play.

Despite the defeat, the goalkeeper Mats Roorda presented an impressive performance for the Bearcats. He finished with four saves, including a penalty save on a Goldthorp attempt in the 13th minute. Goldthorp, who would have scored his fifth goal of the season on the play, kicked to the right, but Roorda dived to save.

In the final 10 minutes of the match, Binghamton almost got the equalizer. Hofstra goalkeeper Wessel Speel, however, made a great save in the closing minutes and Pride’s defense made an important block in front of the net during that stretch.

“I think our group took another step forward tonight,” said the coach. Paulo Marco said. “We didn’t get the result we wanted but we had another good performance. I think we’re very close and it was a fantastic game to watch. Both goalkeepers had to make great saves. I thought Mats played very well in goal. Overall we’re improving , but we need to turn the corner and start scoring some goals.”

Hofstra finished with a 9-6 lead in total shots and a 5-4 lead in shots on goal.

Binghamton opens its conference schedule in defending champions Vermont on Saturday at 7pm

NOTE: Roorda is the first Binghamton goalkeeper to save a penalty since teammate PJ Parker did the same on UMBC on October 13, 2021.

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