HCC wins Fourth Straight Game, Downs NOVA
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team extended their winning streak to four straight games with a 2-1 victory over Northern Virginia on Thursday.
HCC found the back of the net in the 37th minute when sophomore Genc Sopa (Kosovo, Europe/Lipian)received the ball from freshman Fourkoko Chaw (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) and slotted the ball past the NOVA goalkeeper.
With the goal, Sopa sits atop the MDJUCO leader board in goals and points with 11 and 23 respectively.
Northern Virginia would even the game just two minutes before half when a breakaway chance would be put past sophomorekeeper Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora).
The Hawks found the game winning goal in the 50th minute when freshman Brandon Redman (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) netted a goal after intercepting a pass in the NOVA defense.
Hagerstown looked to extend their lead but freshman Kwasi Owusu Ameyaw (Hagerstown, Md./South)and Sopa both struck the side post before the ball would ricocheted out of danger.
The game would end with the Hawks capturing the 2-1 win, improving their overall record to 8-4-0. Kipe recorded 11 saves on the afternoon.
Hagerstown returns to action on September 29 when they travel to MDJUCO opponent #19 CCBC-Essex.