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.