Newark, DE. - Senior Mike Annarumma scored in the 12th minute and senior goalkeeper Adam Janowski posted his third shutout in the last four games to lift Hofstra to a 3-0 victory over Delaware in a Colonial Athletic Association meeting on Sunday afternoon at Delaware Mini-Stadium.
Sophomore Maid Memic and freshman Joseph Holland also scored for Hofstra in the second-half to extend its lead over the Blue Hens. Hofstra improved to 10-4-1 and 4-3 against the league. Head coachRichard Nuttall secured his first 10-win season since 2006 with the victory while Delaware fell to 3-9-4 and 1-3-3.
Annarumma (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) scored his first goal since Sept. 25 against Jacksonville when he scored off a rebound by hitting it past goalkeeper Jay Lupas into the open net just outside the goal box 11:41 into the contest. Annarumma's second goal of the season matched a career high set during his sophomore season in 2010.
Janowski (Coram, N.Y.) blanked an opponent for the third time since Oct. 6 when he posted five saves. He previously shut out Georgia State and Towson with a pair of 1-0 victories, with his recent hot streak accounting for his first three career shutouts. Janowski improved his record to 7-3.
Hofstra's defense held an opponent scoreless through 90 minutes for the fourth consecutive game, with the only goal allowed during that stretch coming in the second overtime period by Northeastern in the previous game.
A unit led by juniors Shaun Foster (Southport, England) and Tyler Botte (North Babylon, N.Y.) along with senior A.J. Laza (Coram, N.Y.) and midfielder Stephan Barea (Levittown, N.Y.) held Delaware to just five on-target shots. Hofstra has not allowed a goal in regulation in the last 391:49 dating to a second-half goal allowed in a 3-1 win at George Mason on Oct. 3.
Memic (Kozarac, Bosnia) netted his team-leading seventh goal in the 70th minute when he scored off junior Chris Griebsch's touch pass, finishing a one-timer to the lower right side of the goal. Griebsch (Dessau-Rosslau, Germany) is second on the team with 16 points. The forward picked up his team-best eighth assist.
Holland (London, England) added the final insurance marker when he scored off a breakaway in the 80th minute. Holland raced down the left side before potting his sixth goal of the campaign.
Hofstra only tallied six total shots but three went for scores with Lupas saving two. Only of the Pride's shots was off target.
The Pride will host Drexel on Wednesday at 7 p.m. from Hofstra Soccer Stadium.