Bentz and Ford Lead No. 15 Hofstra Past No. 11 Towson

However, the Pride countered by scoring three goals in a four-minute span to secure the victory. Senior midfielder Will Harrington (Friends School/Baltimore, Md.) ended the scoring with a man-down goal with nine seconds remaining.

While Bentz led the Pride with his five goals, Ford added two goals and two assists for the Pride, who defeated the Tigers for the fifth time in the last six meetings.

Pastirik scored a career-high four goals and added two assists in a losing effort for the Tigers while Stratton contributed a goal with two assists. Harrington scored twice for the Tigers, who were outshot by a 32-30 margin.

The Tigers will return home to host the University of Massachusetts in the semi-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Wednesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The 10th-ranked Minutemen, who lost to Towson by a 10-9 margin on April 10, earned the fourth seed in the CAA Tournament after their 12-6 loss against 14th-ranked Drexel on Saturday afternoon.

Drexel will travel to Delaware for the other semifinal on Wednesday night. The semifinal winners will meet at the site of the highest remaining seed for the CAA Championship Game on Saturday, May 8.

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2010-05-02



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