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Hagerstown Defeats Patrick Henry Community College

Martinsville, Va. - Hagerstown Community College sophomore Matt Suddith (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown) scored the game winning goal to give the Hawks the 3-2 win over Patrick Henry Community College.

HCC (3-1-0, 1-0-0)  put pressure on the Patriots in the 17th minute when freshman Jonah Smith (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro) took a shot from 20 yards out that forced the PHCC keeper to make an early save. The Hawks would get on the board in the 22nd minute when freshman Leland Creadick (Myersville, Md./Middletown) attacked the end line and drove the ball across the Patriot box, where a PHCC defender ricocheted it into their own net.

The Patriots would need just 30 seconds though to even the score as they would attack through the Hawk midfield and eventually find a wide open player in the box who placed the ball past sophomore keeper Adam Carrier (Cumberland, Md./Calvary Christian Academy).

Hagerstown would regain the lead in the 30th minute when Smith found freshman Jusseth Velazquez (Frederick, Md./Frederick) at the top of the PHCC box. Velazquez would make one move to get around a Patriot defender before slotting the ball into the bottom corner of the goal.

In the 61st minute, Velazquez would again attack the Patriot defense, but would be fouled in the box resulting in a penalty kick. Suddith would step up and net his second penalty kick and the eventual game winning goal.

PHCC would make one last attack and bring the game to 3-2, when they placed a shot far post in the 82nd minute.

Carrier would finish the game with six saves, while the Hawks outshot the Patriots 16-9.

HCC returns to action September 10 when they travel to MDJUCO opponent Prince George's for a 6:00pm kickoff.

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.