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North High All-Star Commits to Hagerstown
Hagerstown, Md. - North Hagerstown High School senior midfielder, Yusuf Bodirov,  recently committed to attend Hagerstown Community College and play for the Hawks this fall. 

Bodirov, a 2012 Four Diamonds All-Star helped lead the Hubs to a 10-7-0 overall record this past season. He was named Second-Team All-Antietam Conference and finished with three goals and eight assists for 14 points. The Hubs were finalists in the Washington County Tournament, falling to Clear Spring 2-0. North Hagerstown advanced to the Second Round in the 2A Region playoffs, before dropping the contest in an eight kick, penalty shootout to Tuscarora High School. 

In 2011, Bodirov netted four goals and dished out eight assists for 16 points. He earned Honorable Mention All-Antietam Conference and the Hubs finished with an 11-5-1 overall record.

In 2010, as a sophomore, Bodirov helped the Hubs to an 11-3-2 overall record and win the Washington County Tournament Championship. North Hagerstown would finish their season in the 2A Region Quarterfinals with a loss in a penalty kick shootout. 

Bodirov joins previously committed Frederick County recruits, Dillon Eyler from Catoctin High School, Edgar Rivas from Thomas Johnson High School and Jusseth Velazquez from Frederick High School. Also, Ethan Waters from Hedgesville High School in West Virginia is part of the 2013 recruiting class.

"Yusuf has been apart of one of the most successful high school programs in the area, so natually he is prepared for the college game," mentioned head coach Brian Eichelberger. "We feel he was one of the most dangerous players in the county this year and we are extremely excited to be adding his talent to our midfield. He has great technical ability and vision, which will make him a threat right away."


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.