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10.18.10

Hagerstown C.C. Falls to Potomac State 2-1 

Keyser, WV- The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team fell to Region XX opponent Potomac State College 2-1 on Monday afternoon. 

The first half proved to be a physical match, with both teams battling back and forth. Hagerstown would have several chances; however, the Cadamount goalkeeper would come up with critical saves, keeping the score knoted at 0-0.

In the second half, Potomac State received an early advantage, when a Hagerstown player was issued a questionable red card for contact with a Catamount player. HCC would adjust to the ejection, but Potomac State would find the first goal of the game, after a knockdown on a free kick was placed in the net. The Hawks would pick up their play and continue to receive quality chances on goal, but the Catamount defense would thwart the opportunities. PSC would then take a 2-0 advantage when they capitalized on a counter attack.

Hagerstown would get on the board with seven minutes remaining, when sophomore Edwin Reyes (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) was awarded a penalty kick after being taken down in the box by the Potomac State goalkeeper. Freshman Garrett Hajjar (Frederick, Md./Urbana) would net his team-leading 12th goal of the season on the penalty kick conversion.

HCC would be unable to tie the game, even though they outshot Potomac State 10-4 and held a 7-1 advantage on corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Brian Kukucka (Frederick, Md./Urbana) would make nine saves on the afternoon.

The Hawks return to action in their final regular season game of the year on Wednesday afternoon, when they square off against Lord Fairfax. HCC defeated LF 6-0 earlier in the season.