Hargett Nets Game Winner, Hawks Defeat Delaware Tech
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College (8-6-0) men's soccer team came from a goal behind and scored two first half goals to extend their home winning streak to six-straight games.
The Hawks dominated play early firing five shots in the first 10 minutes. Freshman Leland Creadick (Myersville, Md./Middletown) riffled a 30 yard shot in the 10th minute which forced the Delaware Tech keeper to make a save. In the 13th minute, a Hawk midfielder fouled a Delaware Tech player 30 yards away from the goal. On the ensuing set piece they would place the spot kick into the net past sophomore goalkeeper Adam Carrier (Cumberland, Md./Calvary Christian Academy).
Hagerstown rallied in the 23rd minute when freshman Jonah Smith (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro) picked out sophomore Aaron Rodgers (Funkstown, Md./South Hagerstown) from a corner kick play, for his first collegiate goal.
Creadick looked to get on the board just two minutes, but his header would be saved off the goal line from the Delaware Tech goalie.
The Hawks would break the deadlock in the 37th minute when freshman Jusseth Velazquez (Frederick, Md./Frederick) snuck in behind the Delaware Tech defense and laid the ball over to classmate Jacob Hargett (Myersville, Md./Middletown). Hargett would control the ball and place it far post for the eventual game winning goal.
In the second half, Hagerstown looked to extend their lead, but Smith's volley off a corner kick would be blocked by a defender in the box and played out of danger. The Hawks outshot Delaware Tech 15-3 and Carrier made two saves on the afternoon.
The Hawks travel to CCBC-Essex on October 5, when they play the 2012 Region XX Division I Champions at 12:00pm.