Hawks rally late but drop MDJUCO match 2-1 in overtime0
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team tallied a goal with one minute left in the match bringing the scores even at 1-1. The Hawks would drop the game in overtime though, bringing their overall record to 2-4-0.
Hagerstown would start the match with the advantage, garnering the first three chances to get on the scoreborard. The Hawks saw a free kick in the 8th minute, but the spot kick narrowly missed wide.
FCC would see a few opportunities and in the 24th minute, a Cougar forward would flick the ball over HCC defenders and half volley the chance over the head of sophomore goalkeeper, Tim Horning (Smithsburg, Md./Smitsburg). The teams would trade posession and head into halftime with the advantage going to Frederick.
In the second half, the Hawks would pour on the pressure, outshooting the Cougars 7-3, but FCC would retain the lead. In the 80th minute, freshman, Asongwe McCho-Nji (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) juked two defenders and riffled a low shot, but the Cougar netminder would make a diving save to his left to keep the ball out of the net. With the clock winding down, Hagerstown would send numbers forward and Frederick would foul the Hawks 20 yards from goal.
Sophomore, Nathan Redmond (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) would step up with 1:37 left in the game and fire a shot that deflected off the Cougar wall and past the goalkeeper to even the game. With the goal, Redmond leads the MDJUCO with six goals.
In overtime both teams would see quality chances, but it would be FCC that would net the golden goal. In the 97th minute, a Frederick forward would attack down the Hawk sideline and head one on one to goal. Horning would come out and make the breakaway save on the shot attempt, but the rebound would fall to another FCC player who would one time the shot into the far corner of the goal.
Horning finished the game with 13 saves while the Frederick keeper would tally 10. The Hawks return to action on Tuesday, when they square off against Allegany College of Maryland.