Hawks earn 7-0 victory on sophomore day
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team celebrated sophomore day with recording their ninth shutout on the year.
In the 12th minute, sophomore Caden Keplinger (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) attacked down the left side of the field and slotted the ball across, where he found freshman, Ibrahim Doumbia (Harlem, Ny./Business of Sports School). Doumbia would tap in the cross for his first goal on the afternoon.
Just 13 minutes later Doumbia struck again for his second of the game. Sophomore Asongwe McCho-Nji (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) would be credited with the assist after beating a defender down the right side of the field.
In the second half, the Hawks would turn up the pressure, riffling 19 shots on the Chesapeake net minder. In the 49th minute, Doumbia would seal his hat trick after finishing an assist from freshman Noah Eckell (Keedysville, Md./Middletown). Eleven minutes later, freshman Jonathan Diaz (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown) would slip the ball into the path of classmate, Jeison Caballero (Germantown, Md./Northwest). Caballero would place the ball in the far corner of the goal, for his team leading 16th goal and would extend his scoring streak to seven straight games.
Nine minutes later, Eckell collected the ball 40 yards from goal and after a few crafty moves he would find himself 25 yards out of the Skipjacks goal. Eckell would unleash a shot that would find the back of the goal past the diving Chesapeake keeper. Less than a minute later, the Hawks would strike again. Doumbia would be credited with an assist to freshman Andres Florez-Rico (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora).
In the 79th minute, HCC would round out the scoring when sophomore Chad Chike (Salisbury, Md./James Bennett) redirected a shot from Diaz.
Freshman goalkeeper, Eduardo Araujo (Germantown, Md./Northwest) would tally two saves on the afternoon and would record his ninth shutout.
Hagerstown honored sophomores, Keplinger, McCho-Nji, Chike, Andrew Owens (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg), Tico Witter (St. Thomas, Pa./Geneva), and Jayden Johnson (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport). The match also signified the last home game for head coach Brandon Rethemeyer, as he is retiring after 10 seasons with Hagerstown Community College.