By Jake Nussbaum (Assistant Sports Editor) Locked in a dead heat against Georgia State University on Saturday afternoon, Hofstra managed to pull off the win with a dramatic go ahead goal in seventy-sixth minute.
“The whole team gritted the game out,” said Hofstra head coach Richard Nuttall. “Not a terrific performance, but it was satisfying to pull out the victory.”
In what seemed like a game where neither team would score, junior defender Shaun Foster punched in a goal to push Hofstra’s record to 8-3-1 for the year with a 2-2 record against Colonial Athletic Association foes.
The two teams seemed to be very evenly matched concerning talent as both Hofstra and Georgia State attempted 13 shots each with an identical six in the first period and seven in the second period.
Hofstra was able to draw a foul late in the second period to setup junior midfielder Chris Griebsch’s assist to Foster for the goal.
“Shaun Foster scored a beautiful goal,” said Nuttall.
Senior goalkeeper Adam Janowski had a terrific game as well; registering a career high six saves. It was a terrific defensive effort throughout the entire game, as Hofstra didn’t allow Georgia State to score any goals and held them to only six shots on goal.
“Yeah I am very happy for Adam, he made two outstanding saves near the end to help earn us the victory,” said Nuttall “From my point of view the whole team gritted the game out, but Adam really stood out.”
On Wednesday night Hofstra pulled off another 1-0 win against another conference rival Towson University. For more information, including post game interviews head over to thehofstrachronicle.com