Caballero Nets Four Goals to help the Hawks cruise to victory
Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team used five first half goals and seven in the second to defeat Westmoreland County Community College.
HCC would light up the scoreboard with the fastest goal in program history when freshman Andres Florez-Rico (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) played the ball into sophomore Tico Witter (St.Thomas, Pa./Geneva), just 50 seconds into the match. Witter would hit a low hard shot to the far post past the WCCC goalkeeper. Hagerstown would record a second goal in the 5th minute, when freshman Ibrahim Doumbia (Harlem, Ny./Business of Sports School) back heeled a ball into the path of classmate Jeison Cabaellero (Germantown, Md./Northwest). Caballero would slot the ball into the far post for his first on the afternoon.
Just one minute later, sophomore Andrew Owens (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) chipped a ball into the Wolfpack box and Florez-Rico rose about the defense to head it past the net minder. Seven minutes later, Doumbia picked out Caballero again. Doumbia would play a long ball and Caballero would tuck the ball into the far post past the goalkeeper.
In the 20th minute, HCC would tally their 5th goal of the first half when freshman Noah Eckell (Keedysville, Md./Middletown) assisted on a goal to teammate Kevin McGuire (Shady Grove, Md./Thomas Johnson).
In the second half, Hagerstown would receive a free kick from 20 yards out in the 50th minute. Witter would touch the ball to freshman Walter Saenz (Lanham, Md./Meade) and his low hard shot would find the far corner of the goal. HCC would record three goals over the next three minutes in the 56th, 57th and 58th minutes respectively. Caballero would record two assists and one of the goals, while Doumbia added a goal and an assist and sophomore Asongwe McCho-Nji (Baltimore, Md./Landsdowne) finished a goal.
In the 62nd minute, Witter picked out Doumbia for his second goal of the game and in the 72nd minute Witter dished the ball to Caballero for his fourth goal of the game and his team leading ninth.
Hagerstown would tack on their 12th goal of the game in the 77th minute when McGuire played the ball to Witter who would rip a hard shot from eight yards out.
With the win the Hawks improve to 4-1-1 at home and 5-3-2 overall. HCC returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to MDJUCO opponent, Cecil College.