Hagerstown Extends Winning Streak, Avenges Earlier Loss to Delaware Tech-Stanton
Hagerstown, Md. - Just one week ago, the Hagerstown Community College men's soccer dropped a game to Delaware Tech-Stanton in the last minute of the game; this time however, the Hawks jumped on Tech early en route to a 6-0 victory.
In the 15th minute, HCC freshman Josh Fahlfeder (Frederick, Md./Urbana) launched a long throw-in into the box, where classmate Justin Yates (Adamstown, Md./Tuscarora) layed the ball back to teammate Chucky Kipe (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) who blasted it in the net.
Just three minutes later the Hawks were awarded a free kick at the top of the goal box. Sophomore Zack Morgan (Greencastle, Pa./Grace Academy) would touch the ball to Fahlfeder who unleashed a perfectly placed spot kick into the net. Hagerstown would extend their lead to three goals when Morgan netted his first goal of the afternoon off a corner kick from freshman Mamadou Jallow (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson).
HCC would add another goal in the 44th minute when sophomore Garrett Hajjar's (Frederick, Md./Urbana) penalty kick would ricochet off the post and find the foot of freshman Garrett Cook (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) who would place it into the goal.
In the second half, Morgan would tally his second goal of the day and fifth in three games, when he finished a breakaway chance from a through ball by Fahlfeder. The Hawks would continue the rout of Delaware and in the 83rd minute, Yates received a ball from sophomore Gabe Hirsch (Hagerstown, Md./Broadfording) and came across the top of the bx before placing it far post past the goalkeeper. That goal would round out the scoring and give the Hawks a commanding 6-0 victory.
Freshman goalkeepers Kenny Frederickson (Hagerstown, Md./Grace Academy) and Fredy Velasquez (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) would combine for 12 saves on the afternoon. Frederickson was credited with his third straight shut out.
The Hawks will look continue their winning ways when the battle MDJUCO opponent Catonsville on October 10 at 3:30pm.