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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

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.