On Tuesday, February, 7th, the Tri-State Rugby Conference named four Hofstra University Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby players to their All-Conference Team.
Congratulations to Josh Beck, Tayab Kirmani, Leah Bodh, and Gabby Johns!
Hofstra Club Ice Hockey hosted the undefeated Fordham Rams on Saturday, February 4th at Northwell Health Ice Center. In the first period, Fordham jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Andrew Gagnon put the Pride on the board with nineteen seconds left in the first to cut the lead 2-1. Hofstra would begin the second period much stronger. They quickly scored two goals to take a 3-2 lead; both scored by Elijah Vaillancourt. By the end of the second period, Fordham would answer with two goals of their own taking a 4-3 lead into the third period. With heavy offensive pressure by the Rams, they would add another three goals while the Pride fell silent. Fordham beat Hofstra by a score of 7-3.
On Friday, February 10th, the Pride traveled to Newark, New Jersey to take on Stevens Institute of Technology for the last game of the season at the AmeriHealth Pavilion at the Prudential Center; home of the New Jersey Devils. Brandon Fauci scored two goals in the first period to give the Pride an early 2-0 lead. Hofstra wouldn't score in the second period, but only allowed one goal to head into the third period up 2-1. Halfway through the final period, Stevens would score to tie the game. Andrew Gagnon would quickly respond for the Pride, which would then be answered by Stevens to knot the game at three goals a piece forcing the game into overtime. Just a minute into overtime, Stevens would score the game winner to defeat the Pride.
Hofstra finished the 2016-2017 regular season with a record of 3-9-2.
Club Sports Student-Athlete of the Week
Kevin Maldjian-Club Surf-Sophomore-Computer Science-Manasquan, NJ
Kevin is an excellent surfer and has served as a great teacher to the more inexperienced club members. He is happy to answer everyone’s questions about surfing and every time he paddles out, he catches every wave he can and does it with ease. Congratulations to Kevin!
Friday, February 17th- D1 Roller Hockey vs. West Chester University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-8:00pm (Facebook Live Stream @Hofstra Recreation)
Saturday, February 18th- D1 Roller Hockey vs. Robert Morris University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-9:00am
Saturday, February 18th- D3 Roller Hockey vs. Neumann University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-12:00pm and 4:00pm
Saturday, February 18th- D1 Roller Hockey vs. Neumann University, Skate Safe America, Bethpage, NY-8:00pm
Sunday, February 19th-Ice Hockey vs. St. Thomas Aquinas College, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY-1:00pm
Saturday, February 25th- Quidditch Tournament, Hofstra Intramural Fields, Hempstead, NY-10:00am
Saturday, February 25th- Men’s Lacrosse vs. Monmouth University and Sacred Heart University, Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, NY-12:00pm
Saturday, February 25th- Running at Harvard University College Running Club Indoor Invitational, Gordon Indoor Track, Cambridge, MA-1:00pm
Sunday, February 26th- Women’s Lacrosse vs. Central Connecticut State University, Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, NY-1:00pm
Hofstra’s 28 Club Sports are always looking for new members and welcome all experience levels. If you would like to find out more information about joining one of our clubs, please visit hofstra.edu/recreation and click on the ‘Club Sports’ tab, or feel free to visit us at the Hofstra Fitness Center with any questions you may have!
Zachary Englis, Guest Blogger
Graduate Assistant, Recreation and Intramural Sports