Hofstra University used every second on the referee’s watch to make sure they would take a share of the spoils in week one, scoring on a corner in added time to earn a 1-1 draw with SBU Soccer Club on Saturday.
With time running down, a Stony Brook clearance to midfield was knocked immediately back in by Hofstra, but the blind long ball ran out of bounds. The referee called it back for a foul, however, and the ensuing free kick was tricky enough to require a parry from SBUSC keeper George Rollins.
On the corner that followed, a well-placed cross and header eluded everyone in the Stony Brook defense to sneak into the side netting, and the final whistle was blown very shortly after.
Stony Brook had taken the lead 20 minutes earlier following a fantastic piece of skill by winger Angel Aguirre.
Josh Hinkle did well to pick out Aguirre running down the left wing. Aguirre beat two or three men down the left side, drawing the goalkeeper and center backs out of position before chipping the ball to the center, where a completely unmarked Matt Jennings had a tap-in to score the first league goal for the Scholars.
Stony Brook is back in action on Saturday, Sept. 17 when the Scholars visit Adelphi.