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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.


Hawks Defeat CCBC-Catonsville 3-1

Catonsville, Md. -The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team opened the scoring in the first half and then never looked back as they defeated MDJUCO opponent CCBC-Catonsville 3-1, Wednesday evening. 

The Hawks jumped on the board in the 28th minute when freshman Osman Ramizov (Hagerstown, Md./North) picked off a pass in the Cardinal defense and struck a 30 yard shot that dipped past the keeper and into the corner of the goal. 

HCC would secure the 1-0 lead going to the intermission. Just nine minutes into the second half, Hagerstown would extend their lead when freshman Bobby Matusek (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) netted his fourth goal on the season. Classmate Fourkoko Chaw (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) sent a cross into the box that Matusek turned on and placed the ball past the Cardinal keeper. 

CCBC-Catonsville would rally in the 78th minute when they sent a long ball into the Hawk box, which found an unmarked player who would blast the shot by sophomore keeper Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora). 

Hagerstown would put the game out of reach in the 87th minute when freshman Brandon Redman (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) volleyed home a pass sent in from teammate Jazer Mauricio (Hagerstown, Md./North).

Kipe finished the game with 17 saves and the Hawks extended their winning streak to three games. With the win, HCC is 7-4-0 overall and 4-2-0 in MDJUCO play.