Hagerstown Suffers Season Ending Loss to CCBC-Catonsville in Division I, Region XX Tournament
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team saw their season come to an end in the Division I, Region XX Tournament First Round. The Hawks, entering the match as the No. 4 seed fell to No. 5 Catonsville 2-0.
HCC would control much of the action in the first half, but the Cardinals would be able to thwart all opportunities and keep the Hawks offense at bay. Hagerstown had a great chance to score when freshman Jordan Payne (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) would be taken down in the penalty area. Unfortunately the ball would spotted just outside the box and the Hawks were awarded a free kick instead of a penalty kick. The ensuing shot would be saved by the Cardinal goalkeeper.
CCBC-Catonsville would see their best chance of the half come with just 20 seconds remaining. The Cardinals would get a penalty kick; however, freshman goalkeeper Kenny Frederickson (Hagerstown, Md./Grace Academy) would make a diving save to preserve the 0-0 deadlock going into halftime.
Catonsville would score just three minutes into the second half when a Cardinal player beat an HCC defender and then slotted the ball across the box, where a player on the back post hammered the ball into the net. The Cardinals would extend their lead in the 68th minute, when a scramble in front of the goal led to a tap in by a Catonsville player.
The Hawks would continue to fight for the comeback, but every opportunity would be saved by the Cardinal goalkeeper. Frederickson ended with nine saves for the Hawks.
The loss ends HCC's season, while CCBC-Catonsville travels to Anne Arundel Community College to face top seeded Harford in the Region Semifinals.