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05.22.13
HCC Hosts Annual Recruit Signing Night
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer team recently hosted their annual recruit Signing Night in the ARCC, on the campus of HCC.

The 2013 signing class consists of players from the Tri-State area (Frederick and Washington County, and Pennsylvania and West Virginia). The Hawks opened the night with coaches Brian Eichelberger and Brandon Rethemeyer thanking the families and friends for attending, as well as stating the upcoming expectations for the season. The players signed “Letters of Commitment” before taking photos with their HCC jersey and being officially welcomed as the newest Hawks. The players ended the evening by writing down their own goals, both personally and athletically and sealed them in an envelope to be reviewed after their first full season.

The following players made their commitment official:

Edgar Rivas - Thomas Johnson High School
Ethan Waters - Hedgesville High School
Jacob Hargett - Middletown High School
Akheem Riley - Thomas Johnson High School
Yusif Badirov - North Hagerstown High School
Dillon Eyler - Catocin High School
Patrick Creadick - Middletown High School
Leland Creadick - Middletown High School
Jonah Smith - Waynesboro High School/Shippensburg University
Jusseth Velazquez - Frederick High School (unable to attend)

"Each of these players were recruited for a specific reason," stated Eichelberger. "They all posses a talent and the right attitude that will help our program meet our goals. This is one of our largest signing classes (10) and we are eager to begin training with them and kicking off the 2013 season."

The Hawks open their season August 30 at home against Potomac State College.

 

09.24.12
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

10.12.12
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.