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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.

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.