Hofstra MLAX Falls to CAA Rival Towson Tigers in Regular Season Finale

The Hofstra Pride fell to the Towson Tigers in the last game of the regular season today at James M. Shuart Stadium, with a final score of 8-7. Hofstra closed out the regular season with an overall record of 9-5 and 3-2 within CAA play. It was also a special day for the Pride’s graduating seniors, who played their final game at home in front of the Hofstra crowd.

The win gives the Towson Tigers a share of the CAA regular season title with the Fairfield Stags. They do, however, secure sole possession of the #1 seed and the right to host the CAA Tournament beginning on Thursday, May 5. Towson will face off against the Drexel Dragons at Johnny Unitas Stadium at 4 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the Hofstra Pride taking on the Fairfield Stags at 7 p.m. The CAA Championship will be played on Saturday, May 7 at Towson between the winners of each of these two games.

Both teams played tight defensively in the first half of today’s match before entering the third quarter tied at 2, while the second half brought a surge of offense. The floodgates opened in the third quarter and the battle continued with goals quickly exchanged on both ends of the field. After the Tigers took a two-goal lead of 6-4, the Pride responded with three unanswered goals of its own in the third quarter to bring the score to 7-6. Towson found the equalizer midway through the fourth quarter and regained a lead of 8-7 with a goal from Mike Lynch. Hofstra had four and a half minutes to try to tie up the game once again, but Towson goalie Tyler White held strong in net and stopped all of the Pride’s remaining advances. Though the game stayed close throughout, the Tigers outshot the Pride 34-23 overall and Hofstra just couldn’t net one to match Towson in the dying minutes.

Here is a recap of how the game played out on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat:


Hofstra MLAX Defeats CAA Foe Delaware in Rainy Matinee

The Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team improved its season record to 7-4 with a 13-7 victory over a Colonial Athletic Association rival, the University of Delaware Blue Hens. This is the Pride’s first conference win after losing to the Fairfield Stags in a close 9-8 matchup last Saturday, bringing them to a 1-1 record in CAA play. Securing this CAA win is important for the Pride as they look ahead to tournament hopes.

While the rain that descended on James M. Shuart Stadium presented conditions that weren’t ideal, the Pride dominated in the special Alumni Day matinee. Scoring was balanced as contributions came from up and down the Hofstra lineup. Junior Josh Byrne recorded six points in the game, including two goals and four assists, to lead his Pride. Sophomore Brendan Kavanagh had a career-high four points in the game with two goals and two assists. The Pride will head to the road for the next two games, taking on Drexel on April 16 and UMass Amherst on April 23, before closing out the regular season at home on April 30. All three of these battles are within the CAA conference.

Here is a look at how today’s match played out on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat:

(^Edit: should read “the final* minute”)


Hofstra MLAX Shuts Down Ohio State Buckeyes

The Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team improved their season record to 4-1 following a win against the Ohio State Buckeyes this afternoon. With a final score of 8-5, the Pride’s tight defensive play came up big to clog the Buckeye’s offensive efforts, as goalie Jack Concannon held strong throughout the contest to shut down his opponent. Senior Brian von Bargen led the game in scoring for Hofstra, notching a career-high three goals in the match. Hofstra’s next game will be a battle of Long Island as they take on Stony Brook University this upcoming Tuesday night.

Here is a look at how the game played out in live-time on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

^Edit: Byrne’s goal came just after the man-advantage had expired.

^Edit: “Lose” should read “loose”

^Edit: “He wants” should read “I want.”




Hofstra Brings the Pride with Regular Season CAA Title

The Hofstra Pride were crowned the Colonial Athletic Association’s regular season champions with the team’s 72-63 victory over of the College of Charleston on Saturday, February 27. The Hofstra men’s basketball team were able to secure the title on their home court at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, NY. Tipoff sent the game into action at 4pm. While being the last game of the regular season for the Pride, it was a special game in more ways than one for the team’s seniors: Juan’ya Green, Denton Koon, Ameen Tanksley, and Malik Nichols. These players were recognized and celebrated in a Senior Night ceremony hosted prior to the start of the game.

The Pride shares the regular season title with the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks, but holds the tiebreaker, giving them top seed going into next weekend’s 2016 CAA Championship. Hofstra will play their first game in the Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5 at 12pm, with their opponent to be determined based on the winner of Friday night’s game between Elon and Drexel.

The following is a look into my live report from the game, using Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as my mediums. Any tweet in this feed that hasn’t been posted directly from my Twitter handle was retweeted in the order presented.

^Edit: score should read 56-44.

Coach Mihalich follows this statement with, “What did we do? We went 6-0.”

Go Pride!

Twitter’s Take on Super Bowl 50

As we’re likely all aware, the NFL season culminated last night in Super Bowl 50’s showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The epic matchup pit veteran Peyton Manning against the young star Cam Newton in a sporting event that had a fair amount of share-worthy moments, which social media made possible with live feeds of all that was happening. Twitter provided a current stream of people’s reactions to the game and its many components, and here I’ve listed a few of my favorite tweets from the night:

Betty White shows Cam Newton how its done in CBS’ opening segment:

Marshawn Lynch uses Twitter to (presumably) announce his retirement in a very Marshawn Lynch manner during the game:

After Peyton Manning’s notable Budweiser name drop in his post-win interview: