La Plata, MD. - The Hagerstown Community College (6-5-0) men's soccer team scored early, but eventually fell to MDJUCO opponent College of Southern Maryland, 4-2.
Just three minutes into the game, Hagerstown buried a goal when freshman Jonah Smith tapped a ball to classmate Akheem Riley who put it in the net and gave HCC the early lead. CSM would rally and tie the game in the 17th minute, when a Southern Maryland forward beat freshman goalkeeper Ethan Waters to a loose ball and touched it around him for the empty net finish.
CSM would take the lead in the 39th minute when they lofted a ball to the back post that was header in past Waters. Hagerstown would respond and tie the game in the 44th minute, when freshman Jusseth Velazquez knocked in a loose ball after scramble in the goal box. CSM would net one final goal in the first half just 30 seconds later, when they would capitalize on a breakdown in the HCC defense.
College of Southern Maryland would put the game out of reach in the 57th minute when they put away a shot after a header knockdown beat second half replacement keeper Adam Carrier.
Waters would finish with five saves, while Carrier made four in the losing effort.
Hagerstown travels to Potomac State on September 29 for a 1:00pm non-conference kickoff.