The Fallston boys soccer team ventured to Havre de Grace Thursday for an afternoon game with the Warriors.
It took a while, but Fallston (3-1) got a goal midway through the first half and as it turned out, that’s all the Cougars needed in a 4-0 win on the turf of James R. Harris Stadium.
Despite a dominance in possession, the game was nearly 20 minutes into the first half before Chris LaHatte banged in a loose ball after a brief scramble in front of the Warriors goal.
In just a couple of minutes, Havre de Grace (0-2) had its best scoring chance of the match. Christian Blackwell and Jared Rice worked a bit of a give-and-go. Blackwell pushed the ball outside to Rice, who returned it to Blackwell at the top of the 18.
Blackwell juked left, then brought the ball back right, where he turned and sent a hard, left-foot shot toward the top of the goal. Cougars keeper Mason Mullaney alertly jumped and pushed the ball over the top bar.
Havre de Grace never had another shot on goal like that.
It was still 1-0 as the clock neared the 10-minute mark of the half. That’s when Jake Kauffman added to the Cougars lead.
Christo Hodrogiannis took care of the rest of the scoring. Late in the first half, the sophomore forward took a through ball from Ben Stroka. Hodrogiannis was able to control the ball, move in and beat Havre de Grace keeper Aaron Toepfer.
“The first goal was a breakaway, I mean I just tried to slide it between the keeper’s legs and I was lucky enough to do so,” Hodrogiannis said. “The second goal was also a breakaway, I managed to stop it, pull it back. Just kept my head down, looked at the ball, took a shot and I had enough power to go right by the goalkeeper.”
The second goal came midway through the second half. It was a blast from 18 yards out.
Havre de Grace goalie Toepfer turned away a number of legitimate Fallston shots and posted 26 saves.
Fallston played three goalies, who combined for five saves.
Rams stun Hawks
In maybe the underdog story of the year, Edgewood pulled off the 4-3 upset of visiting North Harford on Thursday.
Ryan Dean scored the hat trick to lead the Rams, while JP Markowski added one goal.
Bobcats beat Wildcats
Bel Air went on the road Thursday to beat Walter Johnson, 1-0, in Montgomery County.
Connor Lorenz score the game’s only goal, unassisted in the first half. Jake Fiacco was in goal for the win, making three saves.
Patterson Mill was an easy winner Thursday, beating visiting Poly, 5-0.
Senior Cameron Neumann led the Huskies with three goals, while Andrew Pappageorgopolus and Matt Funk added a goal each.
Joe Cicenia had three assists. Reggie King and Ryan Greezicki also had an assist each.
The Huskies played two goalies with Ryan Jeon making two saves and Scott Meyler making three.
HCS wins, too
Harford Christian also earned a win Thursday, shutting out host Calvary Baptist of Glen Burnie, 9-0.
Jake Edwards scored three goals to highlight the win.
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