Hawks Fall in Final Seconds of Double Overtime to Cape Fear Community College
Martinsville, Va. - The Hagerstown Community College Men's Soccer team found themselves down two goals late in the game, but battled back to force overtime in game one of the Patrick Henry Community College Tournament.
The first 30 minutes of the match saw back and forth action by both teams, but HCC got their best chance in the 31st minute when freshman Patrick Creadick (Myersville, Md./Middletown) struck a shot that narrowly missed the upper right corner of the goal. The Sea Dogs would respond just a minute later when a midfielder split the Hawk defense and received a ball at the top of the box before placing the shot past keeper Adam Carrier (Cumberland, Md./Calvary Christian Academy).
Cape Fear would add to their lead in the 47h minute when a Sea Dog striker volleyed home a set piece play.
HCC would chip away at the lead when freshman Jusseth Velazquez (Frederick, Md./Frederick) laid the ball off for classmate Jonah Smith (Waynesboro, Md./Waynesboro) in the 60th minute. Smith would one time a shot into the lower corner of the ball for his fifth goal of the season.
In the 70th minute, Carrier would be called upon to make a point blank save to keep the Hawks in the match. Hagerstown would ride the renewed momentum and Velazaquez would be tackled in the box resulting in a penalty kick shot. Sophomore Matt Suddith (Hagerstown, Md./South) would step up to the spot and after seeing the keeper make the initial save, he would hammer home the rebound to knot the game at two a piece.
Both teams would exchange chances in the overtime periods, but it would be Cape Fear who would net the game winning goal with just 20 seconds remaining in the match.
Carrier would finish the game with 15 saves for Hawks. HCC returns to action tomorrow against Patrick Henry at 12:00pm.