Five Different Hawks Score to Defeat Lord Fairfax
Hagerstown, Md. -The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team received goals from five different players on their way to a 6-1 victory over non conference opponent, Lord Fairfax.
The Hawks jumped on the board in the 8th minute, when freshman Brandon Redman (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) picked out sophomore Genc Sopa (Kosovo, Europe/Lipian) who was able to fend off a tackle and place the ball into the corner of the goal for his team high 13th goal.
In the 23rd minute, HCC extended their lead when sophomore Mamadou Jallow (Gambia, Africa/Thomas Johnson) laid the ball off to freshman Fourkoko Chaw (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) who drilled a low shot from 18 yards out past the goalkeeper for his first collegiate goal. Hagerstown would tally a third goal for the half when Sopa would be taken down in the goal box; awarding a penalty kick for HCC. Freshman Matt Suddith (Hagerstown, Md./South) converted from the spot kick for his first collegiate goal.
The Hawks would tack on one last goal just one minute before halftime, when Jallow dished out another assist to classmate Chip Rittenhouse (Hagerstown, Md./South). Jallow chipped in a ball from the right side and Rittenhouse rose above everyone to head the ball into the goal.
At the 55th minute mark, Redman beat two defenders down the end line and slotted a ball to freshman Jordan Dickens (Hagerstown, Md./South) who was able to poke the ball around the oncoming keeper and into the net. The Hawks rounded out their scoring in the 80th minute, when freshman Jazer Mauricio (Hagerstown, Md./North) played a through ball into the path of Sopa who tallied his second goal of the afternoon.
The Cannons would break-up the shutout for the Hawks in the 81st minute when a floating shot from 18 yards out dipped into the far corner of the goal.
Sophomore goalkeeper Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) finished the day with four saves to help the Hawks win their second straight game. HCC travels to MDJUCO opponent Frederick on October 17 for a 3:00pm game