Anos nets game winner in overtime to give Hawks 3-2 victory
Hagerstown, Md. - On Friday afternoon, the Hawks celebrated their 2016 sophomores and they rose to the occasion tallying eight of nine points on the afternoon.
CSM would get on the board first, when they scored in the 13th minute. A long range shot from the right side of the field would slip past freshman goalkeeper Grant Adams (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport). After the goal, the Hawks would come to life and dominate posession throughout the remainder of the half. Freshman Andrew Owens (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) would slip in behind the College of Southern Maryland backline and attempt to flick the ball over the keeper's head, but he would make a save in the 23rd minute.
Just two minutes later though Hagerstown would play a short corner from freshman, Amadou Gaye (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg) and the ball would find sophomore, Leo Anjos (Recife, Brazil/Trinity). Anjos would curl the ball from 25 yards out into the top left corner of the goal for his first on the afternoon.
Nearing the end of the first half, HCC looked to get on the board again, but sophomore Nathan Redmond (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) saw his breakaway opportunity miss wide of the near post. The two teams would go into half knotted at one goal a piece.
Hagerstown would come out of the intermission and put CSM on their heels as Redmond buried a shot in the 55th minute to give HCC a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Logan Speak (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring) attacked down the right side of the field and slotted a low hard cross to Redmond where he would place the ball into the net.
College of Southern Maryland would come alive following the deficit, and they would even in the game in the 80th minute. After a foul from an HCC defender, CSM would take a free kick from 20 yards out and would score on the rebound off the initial save. Just one minute later it looked like CSM would go ahead, but Adams made a crucial penalty kick save to keep the game tied.
In the first overtime stanza, Anjos received a ball from Redmond and his shot from 12 yards out curled into the left side netting to give HCC the come from behind win.
HCC would outshoot CSM, 17-12 and Adams would make 11 saves on the afternoon.