Hagerstown scores first, but falls to Harcum
Hagerstown, Md.- The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team netted the first goal of the game, but surrendered two and eventually lost to Harcum College, 2-1 in non conference action.
HCC kicked off the game maintaining much of the possession, getting back to back scoring chances in the 15th minute. Freshman Mark Keating (Urbana, Md./Urbana) received the ball from classmate Jacob Bickley (Frederick, Md./Frederick) but Keating's shot would miss wide left. Just one minute later, Bickley would find himself on a breakaway after sophomore Leland Creadick (Myersville, Md./Middletown) headed the ball from a goal kick. Bickley would see his shot hit off the right crossbar, but he would follow the attempt into the net.
The Hawks would hold the lead until the 37th minute, but Harcum would pick the ball off and go 80 yards on a counter attack before striking a shot off the crossbar and into the goal.
With the score being knotted at half, the Hawks came out intensity, but didn't see the opportunities first. Harcum would capitalize on a few Hagerstown turnovers, but freshman goalkeeper Cristian Mejia (Germantown, Md./Quince Orchard) would come up with excellent diving saves.
Harcum would score the game winning goal in the 63rd minute when a Bear player crossed the ball into the box, finding the head of another teammate. The ball would go past Mejia and into the net.
Hagerstown would rally but their best chance of the half would be from Creadick, who would see his left footed shot go over the crossbar. Mejia, the MDJUCO leader in saves, would finish with 10 on the afternoon. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 4-9-1 and travel to MDJUCO opponent CCBC-Catonsville on Wednesday, October 8 for a 4:00pm kickoff.