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HCC Shutout Against College of Southern Maryland

Hagerstown, Md.- The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team surrendered two first half goals and were shutout by College of Southern Maryland in MDJUCO action.

HCC found themselves under pressure just five minutes into the game when freshman goalkeeper Cristian Mejia (Germantown, Md./Quince Orchard) was forced to make a kick save on a ball that was heading towards the net. After the save, an HCC defender would clear the ball from danger.

Hagerstown would respond five minutes later but freshman Jacob Bickley (Frederick, Md./Frederick) saw his shot just go wide of the right post. CSM would tally thier first goal in the 24th minute when a cross from the outside found the head of a Southern Maryland player who would place the ball in the upper corner of the goal.

HCC surely thought they tied the game just two minutes later, but sophomore Leland Creadick (Myersville, Md./Middletown) headed the ball off the crossbar and on the ensuing attempt, freshman Collin McVicker (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) would miss the goal wide right.

CSM would net an insurance goal in the 30th minute when they would capitalize on a errant turnover in the midfield from an HCC player. After stealing the ball, they would play a through ball which would lead to a breakaway and a low shot past Mejia.

The teams would head into the half with score in favor of Southern Maryland 2-0.

Hagerstown would try to chip away at the lead, but in the 83rd minute, sophomore Jacob Hargett (Myersville, Md./Middletown) saw his one on one chance with the goalkeeper be kick saved. 

Mejia would finish with ten saves on the afternoon and the Hawks would fall to 4-6-1 overall. HCC returns to action on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00pm when they travel to rival Frederick Community College.