Hagerstown upended by #19 CCBC-Essex
Essex, Md. -The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team came into the afternoon riding a four game winning streak, but were upended by #17 CCBC-Essex 3-0.
The Hawks looked to be on the defensive from the initial whistle as the Knights tested sophomore keeper Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) right away. Kipe came up with a big save eight minutes into the contest when he had to make a sliding save on an unmarked player inside the six yard box.
CCBC-Essex would take a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute when a long ball over the Hawks back line landed on the feet of a Knights player who would confidently place the ball past Kipe. The Hawks would respond following the goal, but could not find the equalizer as the teams went into halftime with the score remaining 1-0.
The Knights would extend their lead just four minutes into the second half when they would attack down the right side of the field and slot the ball across the box, where it would be met by an Essex player who would put the ball into the net. HCC looked to regain momentum, and their best chance of the afternoon came in the 51st minute when freshman Brandon Redman (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) found himself on a breakaway, but his chance would be thwarted by the Knight goalkeeper.
CCBC-Essex would tally another goal in the 67th minute when they would convert on a penalty kick after being fouled in the HCC box. The game would finish in favor of the Knights 3-0 and Kipe would finish with eight saves on the afternoon.
Hagerstown returns to action on October 3 when they travel to MDJUCO Division I opponent Frederick at 3:00pm.