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Five HCC Players Named to Region XX All-Star Game

Hagerstown, Md.- The Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer placed five players on the annual Region XX All-Star game to be played at Frederick Community College on November 9 at 12:00pm.

The Hawks will combine with the other Division I players from Harford, College of Southern Maryland, CCBC-Essex, Catonsville, Frederick, Chesapeake and Cecil. The Division III All-Stars will be comprised of players from Montgomery-Rockville, Howard, Prince George's, Allegany, and Anne Arundel.

Represnting HCC are sophomores:

Adam Carrier (Cumberland, Md./Calvary Christian Academy) transfered from Allegany Community College this year. He started in 18 of 20 games last season, making 144 saves and recording four shut outs. He finished ranked fourth in MDJUCO for save percentage and eighth in the nation in saves.

Ralph Weaver (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring) transferred from Shepherd College this year. He only competed in eight games, making three starts to due an early season knee injury. He recorded a goal against Chesapeake Community College.

Bobby Matusek (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), a two-year starter for the Hawks played in 18 games, making 16 starts. He finished the season with four goals for eight points. He netted two goals in a win over cross-county rival Frederick Community College.

Aaron Rodgers (Funkstown, Md./South), a mainstay defender for the past two seasons, played in all 20 games, making 19 starts. He netted his first collegiate goal off a corner kick against Delaware Tech.

Matt Suddith (Hagerstown, Md./South), competed in 18 games, making 14 starts this season. He tallied four goals and two assists for 10 points. He was one eight Hawks to record 10+ points.

Past Hagerstown Community College All-Stars include, Mamadou Jallow, Chucky Kipe, Genc Sopa, Chip Rittenhouse, Mark Vomend, Daniel Lennox, Zack Morgan, Sean Koontz, Garrett Hajjar, Edwin Reyes, Brian Kukucka, Michael Reyes, Cody Butts, Steve Kopp, Francesco Scotto DiCarlo, Joe Dumpe, Kris Potter, Josh Edwards, Alex Manea, Chris Lambert, Harold Little, Phil Jordan, Mark Connelly, and Tyler McKenrick.

Matusek Nets Two, Hawks Down Frederick Community College

Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College (7-6-0) men's soccer team extended their undefeated home streak by defeating Frederick Community College, 3-1 in MDJUCO action.

Sopa Scores Two, Hagerstown Wins 3-1
Hagerstown Md. -The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team rallied from a goal down to defeat Westmoreland County Community College 3-1, in a non conference match.
HCC controlled the action much of the first half, but the Hawks surrendered a goal in the 25th minute, when a Wolfpack player picked off an errant pass from a Hagerstown defender. After intercepting the pass, WCCC saw sophomore keeper Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) off his line and they were able to lob a shot over his head and into the net.
Hagerstown would recover quickly, and in the 37th minute sophomore Mamadou Jallow (Gambia, Africa/Thomas Johnson) attacked down the left side before passing the ball to classmate Genc Sopa (Kosovo, Europe/Lipian). He would need just one quick move before placing his shot past the Wolfpack goalkeeper.
The match would head into half deadlocked at 1-1. The second half would be dominated by the Hawks and in the 73rd minute, Sopa would net his second goal on the afternoon. Freshman Bobby Matusek (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) would play a through ball into the path of Sopa, which he then hammered into the net for his third multi-goal game.
The Hawks would add an insurance goal in the 83rd minute when a shot from sophomore Brandon Barlow (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport)rang off the post and then was handled by a WCCC defender. Hagerstown earned a penalty kick for the play and Jallow converted on the spot kick to secure the win.
Kipe finished with four saves on the afternoon and the Hawks improve to 6-4 overall. HCC returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to MDJUCO and NJCAA Region XX Division I opponent CCBC-Catonsville at 7:30pm

HCC Defeats Prince Georges for MDJUCO Win

Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team squared off against MDJUCO opponent Prince George's on "Sophomore Day" for the Hawks. 

Freddy Velasquez (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Nathan Pryor (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg), Brandon Barlow (Hagerstown, Md./Williamsport), Chip Rittenhouse (Hagerstown, Md./South), Genc Sopa (Kosovo, Europe/Lipian), and Mamadou Jallow (Gambia, Africa/Thomas Johnson) were all honored prior to the game for their hardwork and dedication over their two-year careers.

The Hawks jumped on PG early and controlled the tempo and pace from the initial whistle. In the 18th minute, Sopa looked to get on the scorer's sheet, but after cutting the ball past a defender, his shot rang off the far post and was cleared out of danger. Just two minutes later, Sopa was able to put the Hawks up 1-0, when he netted his conference leading 12th goal of the year. Freshmn Osman Ramizov (Hagerstown, Md./North) attacked down the right flank and shouldered off a defender to cut an anlge towards the goal, where he found Sopa for the two-touch goal.

HCC would add an insurance goal in the 30th minute when Ramizov flicked a ball into the path of Jallow, who was able to power a shot into the upper corner of the goal.

Hagerstown continued to dominate play in the second half, but could not find the net for a third time on the afternoon. Kipe recorded four saves in 79 minutes, while Velasquez came in to preserve the shutout for the remaining 11 minutes.

With the victory, the Hawks (10-6-0, 6-4-0) record double-digit wins for the fourth time in five years. The win was also head coach Brian Eichelberger's 50th career win.

HCC looks to keep the streak going when they travel to nonconference opponent Lord Fairfax on October 14, for a 12:00 kickoff.