MSOC: Hofstra prepares for NCAA third round game in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA – Hofstra’s record-breaking 2021 season continues on Saturday when the Pride faces fifth-seeded Pittsburgh in the third round of the NCAA Men’s Football Championship. Ambrose Urbanic Field kicks off at 4 p.m.

The game will be streamed for free on ACC Network Extra. WRHU will provide a separate live audio broadcast of the game and live stats will be available. Links for all can be found above or on the men’s football calendar page on GoHofstra.com.

Hofstra makes his very first appearance in the third round after beating Penn State 8-2 last Sunday. The Pride’s eight goals are tied for the second most goals in NCAA Championship history and are the highest in a game since 1978. It is also tied for the second most goals. scored by Hofstra of all time and is the highest since the 1994 team had a nine-goal and a game-eighth goal.

Pride is also on a 17-game unbeaten streak (15-0-2), the longest in program history, and their 18 wins are a program record. The 18 wins are also the best mark in the country.

Pittsburgh (12-5-1) enters Saturday’s game after a 5-2 victory over Northern Illinois in the second round. The seeded Panthers got a first-round pass.

The game features two of the nation’s most prolific offenses as Pride rank second in the NCAA in scoring offense with 2.67 goals per game and Pittsburgh is fourth at 2.61. The Panthers lead the country in assists per game (3.22) and points per game (8.44), while Hofstra is second (2.76) and third (8.10), respectively.

Ryan carmichael leads the Pride offense with 15 goals and nine assists for a total of 39 points, the best in the country. Matthew Vowinkel is the second scorer with 13 goals and nine assists for 35 points. The fifth-year forward hit 100 career points with his goal and assist at Penn State. Hendrik hebbeker has nine goals and shares the team lead in assists (11) with Storm strongin. Fate of Wessel has a 0.76 goals against average and 65 saves for Hofstra and has started all 21 games.

Bertin Jacquesson leads the Pittsburgh offense with six goals and 11 assists for 23 points. Rodrigo Almeida added seven goals and six assists for 20 points while Valentin Noel has seven goals and four assists for 18 points. Nico Campuzano has played all 18 games in front of goals and has a goals against average of 1.17 and 47 saves.

Hofstra and Pittsburgh have met only once before with the Panthers who claimed a 2-1 victory at the 2004 LIU Classic.

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