Hawks Fall to Prince George's Community College
Largo, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team got off to a slow start and found themselves down two goals before they could mount a comeback against Prince George's Community College.
HCC turned the ball over in the back in the 7th minute, which resulted in a breakaway for the Owls, who would confidently slot the ball into the net past sophomore keeper Adam Carrier (Cumberland, Md./Calvary Christian Academy). The Hawks would struggle to find form, but received a opportunity to tie the game; however, freshman Jonah Smith (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro) saw his shot from 25 yards dip and hit off the crossbar before being cleared out of danger.
PG would extend their lead in the 27th minute when they hammered home a knockdown off a corner kick. The initial ball would be deflected by both teams, but the Owls would converge on the ball to finish the opportunity.
Hagerstown would come out of halftime attempting to mount a comeback and they would pull one back in the 77th minute when sophomore Matt Suddith (Hagerstown, Md./South) played a ball across the face of goal where Smith was able to tap it in past the PG keeper.
The Owls would respond just one minute later when they attacked down the right side and placed a shot far post past second half substitute freshman keeper Ethan Waters (Martinsburg, W.Va./Hedgesville).
In the 84th minute, Smith made one last effort to sneak Hagerstown back in the game when we intercepted a pass played back to the keeper. He was unable to find a supporting player to play the ball to after he eluded the PG keeper who was still on the ground.
The game would end in favor of the Owls, 3-1. Carrier would make nine saves in the first half, while Waters would make six saves in the second half for HCC.
Hagerstown returns to action on September 13, when they play host to #2 in the nation Montgomery College-Rockville at 3:30pm.