Junior midfielder Danny Gonzalez controls the ball in the Lehigh men's soccer game against Cornell University on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. The team lost to Hofstra University 2-1 and has been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. (Dallas Basha/B&W Photo)

Lehigh men’s soccer season ends with loss to Hofstra


The Lehigh’s men’s soccer team fell in the overtime of the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Hofstra University on Thursday night in Heampstead, New York.

Freshman forward/midfielder Mark Forrest scored the first goal of the game and Lehigh’s only goal, assisted by freshmen midfielder Alex Greene, 22:21 into the first half. With that goal, Forrest registered his 11th goal on the season.

Hofstra struck back 76:05 minutes into the game off the foot of junior midfielder Mario Ruiz for his first goal of the season. The goal was deflected off of Lehigh’s defense and went in from 25 yards.

Hofstra’s game-winning goal came off the head of freshmen forward Daniel Massey, assisted by junior midfielder Andreas Iosifides, for his second goal of the season.

With this loss, Lehigh’s season comes to an end with a final record of 13-6-3. Hofstra now advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament to take on No. 3 seed Georgetown University.

Lehigh’s 2015 season was a successful one for the team, winning its second ever Patriot League Championship. This appearance in the NCAA Tournament was only the fourth in team history, and the team recorded 13 or more wins for just the fourth time in team history.

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