Hawks shutout Catamounts, 3-0
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team extended their win streak and shutouts to five straight games. HCC has now held their opponents scoreless for 461 minutes.
The Hawks proved to be the stronger team on the afternoon, out shooting Potomac State, 12-2 in the first half. In the 12th minute, freshman Jeison Caballero (Germantown, Md./Northwest) sliced his way through the Catamounts box, but his toe poke shot would just narrowly miss the upper corner of the goal. In the 27th minute freshman Andres Florez-Rico (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) would see his volley attempt saved by the PSC keeper. Just two minutes later, Florez-Rico would attack down the right side, but his shot would ring off the post and be cleared off the goal line before an HCC could finish the attempt.
Hagerstown finally got on the board in the 39th minute when Caballero took a pass from sophomore Asongwe McCho-Nji (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne). Caballero would bend his shot around the net minder and off the far post into the net. With the goal, Caballero leads the Hawks with 16 and extends his scoring streak to five straight games.
HCC would notch a second goal just before half when sophomore Tico Witter (St.Thomas, Pa./Geneva) played a corner kick into the Potomac State box. Freshman Jordi Velasquez (Frankfort, De./Indian Springs) would flick the ball to sophomore Chad Chike (Salisbury, Md./Thomas Bennett) who was waiting on the back post for the tap in.
The second half would be controlled by Hagerstown as they finished another goal scoring chance in the 56th minute. Caballero attacked down the right side and then cut across the end line to take on the PSC defenders. After cutting past two players he laid the ball off to a waiting Florez-Rico. His one time shot would be placed into the upper corner of the goal for his second on the season.
The Hawks would tally 13 more shots in the second half, but the PSC goalkeeper would come up with crucial saves to keep the scoreline at 3-0.
Freshman Eduardo Araujo (Germantown, Md./Northwest) would tally two saves on the afternoon and is currently ranked second in MDJUCO in saves. Hagerstown improves to 9-3-2 overall and in the last five games, the Hawks have outscored their opponents, 28-0. HCC returns to action on Tuesday when they host non conference opponent, Northern Virginia at 4:00pm