Keyser, W.Va. - Despite controlling much of the match, the Hagerstown Community College (6-6-0) men's soccer team was unable to defeat Potomac State College, losing the contest 2-1.
Hagerstown opened the match with intensity, getting an excellent scoring chance just three minutes in when freshman Jusseth Vealzquez found himself on a breakaway behind the Potomac State defense. Velazquez would strike the ball, but his shot would be saved by a diving keeper.
Hagerstown kept firing away, riffling off six unanswered shots; however, the PSC goalkeeper would the game scoreless. In the 33rd minute, Potomac State would send a long ball that got knocked down and then flicked on behind the Hawk defenders. The PSC striker would place the ball in the far corner past sophomore keeper Adam Carrier.
The Hawks would respond with four more quality chances before half, but we were still unable to crack the scoreboard.
Potomac State would extend their lead in the 46th minute when another knockdown fell to the feet of a PSC striker who would put the ball in the back of the net. Hagerstown would rally though, taking back control of the match and out possessing the Catamounts and finally in the 81st minute would be rewarded with a goal. Off a corner kick, freshman Leland Creadick would head the ball to sophomore Bradley Coblentz who would hammer the ball in the net for HCC.
In the remaining nine minutes of play, Hagerstown was aggressive in finding the equalizer. In the 83rd minute, it looked as if the Hawks pulled the comeback off, but their first shot would ring off the upper left corner of the goal and the ensuing rebound would strike the upper right corner of the goal. In the 85th minute, the Hagerstown would see a shot deflect off the crossbar and go out of play. With just 30 seconds left, Coblentz would receive the ball again and head towards goal, but his shot from 12 yards out would be saved by the PSC goalkeeper and time would expire.
Carrier finished the match with 10 saves. After four straight games on the road, the Hawks finally return home on October 1 for a 4:00pm kickoff with Frederick Community College.