ALBANY, N.Y.- Redshirt-Sophomore midfielder Dan Christiansen's first career goal in the 66th minute was not enough, as UAlbany fell to Hofstra, 2-1, on Sunday, September 9 at Skidmore College. The Great Danes fall to 2-3 on the season, while the Pride improve to 4-0-1 overall.
After a quiet 0-0 stalemate at half, both UAlbany (2-3) and Hofstra (4-0-1) began to light up the score board.
In the 66th minute, Great Dane defender Christoffer Nisser sent a cross from the sidelines about 25 yards out to the top of the box where Christiansen made one move and launched an 18-yarder past Hofstra goalkeeper Adam Janowski.
The Pride responded with two quick goals in the 72nd and 75th minute of the game. Defender Tyler Botte began things off making two moves between two UAlbany defenders and sent a shot inside the box for Hofstra's first goal. Then just three minutes later, a Hofstra corner kick sent the ball from one side of the field to the other which Botte received and headed a pass to teammate Shaun Foster to put the Pride up 2-0, which would hold for the final 15 minutes.
Hofstra led the game in shots, 11-5 and corner kicks, 4-2.
UAlbany goalkeeper Tim Allen tallied four saves on six chances, while his counterpart Janowski made three saves on four chances.
The Great Danes look ahead to their Pennsylvania trip to face Penn State on Friday, September 14 then finish at Bucknell on Sunday, September 16.