Anjos and Fitzwater net two goals each to lead HCC over Allegany
Hagerstown, Md. - Sophomore Leo Anjos and freshman Josh Fitzwater each net two goals to help lead Hagerstown Community College over Allegany College of Maryland on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hawks (3-4-0) came into the match on a two-game losing streak, so gathering a win was crucial for HCC. Hagerstown jumped on the Trojans early in the 9th minute, when Anjos collected a loose ball 20 yards out and struck a low hard shot past the Allegany goalkeeper. HCC would keep pressing in the first half, but ACM would thwart all attacks and the two teams would go into half with the score remaining 1-0.
In the second half, the Hawks came out with a fury, netting two goals in the first four minutes. Sophomore Logan Speak (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring) would make a run out of the back and play a quick combination with freshman Andrew Owens (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg). Owens would play the ball down the line and Speak would collect and drive towards goal. His shot would sail into the far post side netting to extend the Hawks lead. Just one minute later, Anjos would strike again when he took a pass from freshman Asongwe McCho-Nji (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) and placed the ball above the hands of the Trojan keeper.
The Hawks would tack on two more goals in the 75th and 82nd minutes when Fitzwater tallied his first two goals of his collegiate career. After a corner kick by Anjos, Speak would head the ball back across the box where Fitzwater would head the ball into the far post. For his second goal, freshman Amadou Gaye (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg) would hit a low shot that would fall to Fitzwater where he would tap in the rebound.
Sophomore goalkeeper Tim Horning (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) would start the game and earn the shutout, while making three saves. Freshmen Ian Hose (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring) and Grant Adams (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) would split time in the second half with each garnering just one save.
Hagerstown returns to action on Friday when they square off against Northern Virginia Community College at 3:00pm.