Hagerstown, Md.- The Hagerstown Community College (10-8-0) men's soccer fell to Mercer County Community College 4-0 in non conference action over the weekend.
The Vikings, a Region 19 opponent, initiated control of the game from the whistle. In the 15th minute, an MC player was left wide open in the box, but a shot would miss just inches wide of the post.
Five minutes later, Mercer would net a goal when a shot would be saved by sophomore goalkeeper Adam Carrier and the ensuing shot would be cleared off the line by defender Aaron Rodgers. The rebound would fall to a Viking player who would head the ball far post into the net.
The Hawks had a chance to equalize in the 24th minute, but a shot off a corner kick would go over the crossbar and out of play.
The Vikings would stretch the lead to two goals in the 40th minute, when a shot would go in off the hands of Carrier. Just three minutes, MC made it a three-goal game when a shot from 20 yards out curled into the upper corner of the goal.
Mercer would round out the scoring in the 65th minute when a low shot bounced akwardly off the ground and over the hands of Carrier.
The loss was the first suffered at home for Hagerstown this season. HCC returns to action October 17th when they face #2 in the nation Montgomery-Rockville at 3:00pm.