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Hagerstown Dominates Chesapeake in MDJUCO Action

Wye Mills, Md.- The Hagerstown Community College (10-7-0) men's soccer team had eight different players record points in a convincing 7-0 win over MDJUCO opponent Chesapeake College.
Freshman Jonah Smith (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro) was the leading point getter for the Hawks, tallying six points, on one goal and four assists.
Smith initiated the scoring in the 15th minute when he finished a cross from sophomore Bradley Coblentz (Middletown, Md./Middletown). Ten minutes later freshman Akheem Riley (Kingston, Jamaica/Thomas Johnson) picked out Smith who slipped a ball in behind the Skipjack defense that found sophomore Alfred Ayenu (Toga, West Africa/South Hagerstown). Ayenu finished the chance for his first collegiate goal.
In the 30th minute, Hagerstown would extend their lead when Smith laid a ball into the path of sophomore Ralph Weaver (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring) who would place it near post past the keeper.
Just before half Chesapeake would take their best chance of the afternoon. After an attack down the left side a Skipjack striker hammered a ball fair post, but the opportunity would go inches past the far post and out of play.
HCC would come out of halftime and completely dominate play. In the 55th minute, freshman Leland Creadick (Myersville, Md./Middletown) beat a defender on the end line and crossed the ball perfectly to classmate Yusuf Bodirov (Krasnodar, Russia/North Hagerstown). Bodirov would head the ball in from six yards out beating the diving Chesapeake goalkeeper.
Just five minutes later, freshman Jacob Hargett (Myersville, Md./Middletown) sliced through the midfield and played a through ball to Coblentz, who would finish it near post. The Hawks would continue their scoring ways in the 70th minute when Smith chipped the ball into teammate Andre Kirlew (Martinsburg, W.Va./North Hagerstown) who would head the ball in for his first collegiate goal.
In the 87th minute, Hagerstown would round out the scoring at seven, when Smith played a quick free kick to Ayenu. The play would catch the Skipjack defense off guard and Ayenu would finish the breakaway opportunity for his second goal on the afternoon.
Hagerstown sophomore goalkeeper Adam Carrier (Cumberland, Md./Calvary Christian Academy) would be credited with the shutout win, recording two saves. Freshman Ethan Waters (Martinsburg, W.Va./Hedgesville) would play the second half, but would not need to come up with a save.
The Hawks return to action on October 12 when they face non conference opponent Mercer County Community College at 2:00pm. HCC is 7-0 at home this season.

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.