SU men’s soccer wins thriller versus Hofstra

SU men's soccer defeats Hofstra

Game-winning goal came in the 88th minute.
Published: September 3, 2018

Tajon Buchanan scored a pair of goals — including the game-winning goal in the 88th minute — to propel the Syracuse men’s soccer team to a 4-3 win over Hofstra Sunday evening.

Buchanan’s first goal came at 26:28 mark in the first half and at the time gave the Orange a lead. SU’s Severin Soerlie and Hofstra’s Luke Brown scored earlier in the first half before Buchanan found the back of the net to break the tie.

The lead did not last long, however. Sean Nealis scored off a free kick for Hofstra to knot the game up before halftime.

In the second half, the teams again split goals. Hilli Goldhar gave SU a temporary lead before Brown scored again for Hofstra.

Brown’s second goal came in the 87th minute, and although the game appeared destined for a 3-3 tie, Buchanan scored again just over a minute late to put SU ahead for the final time.

Buchanan also added an assist on Goldhar’s goal for a three-point performance. The sophomore is already just two points away from matching his season total from a year ago despite being only three games into the 2018 campaign.

Hofstra certainly gave SU a run for its money considering a lopsided advantage favoring Syracuse in most statistics columns. The Orange recorded more shots (18) and shots on goal (9) while picking up fewer fouls (11).

SU looks for its third win on Friday as Notre Dame comes to Syracuse. The matchup against the top-25 Fighting Irish begins at 7pm at the SU Soccer Stadium.