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Harford Community College men’s soccer, lacrosse, baseball teams get road wins

The Harford Community College men's soccer team was back in action Tuesday for the first time in 17 months.
The Harford Community College men's soccer team was back in action Tuesday for the first time in 17 months. (Courtesy Harford Community College)

A pair of Harford Community College men’s athletic teams were in action Tuesday on the road with both collecting wins.

The HCC baseball team, meanwhile, was back on the field Wednesday and they, too, came away with a road victory.

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Highlighting the action, Harford’s men’s soccer team took the field for the first time in 17 months, beating host and Region 20 rival Potomac State, 2-0.

The Fighting Owls dictated the tempo of the game from the opening whistle, pumping in 20 shots (10 on goal) compared to Potomac State’s one attempt on goal.

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A pair of newcomers scored both goals for Harford in the match. Freshman Kye Williams netted Harford’s first goal of the game unassisted in the eighth minute. Fellow freshman Michael Gisriel (Bel Air, Calvert Hall) added the second goal, also unassisted, in the 60th minute.

The Catamounts secured a penalty kick in the 85th minute, but the shot was blasted wide of the net to preserve the HCC shutout.

Harford freshman goalkeeper Ben Cook (Bel Air) went unchallenged in net, stopping the lone shot on target he saw to earn his first collegiate win.

Harford bested Potomac State in corner kicks, 8-1. Williams led all players with six shots, three on goal, while Gisriel and Richmond Kemausuor (Aberdeen) recorded three shots each.

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Men’s lacrosse wins, too

Harford utilized a quick start Tuesday to down host Anne Arundel, 14-9, at Siegert Field in Arnold.

The Fighting Owls five first quarter goals were the difference. Trevor Sousa sparked the big opening quarter with a man up goal to begin the scoring.

Jack Bauer picked up his only score of the day a minute later and sophomore attacker Nate Surd took over from there, scoring three straight goals to give Harford the 5-0 lead after the first 15 minutes.

Anne Arundel and Harford were deadlocked in the last three quarters, scoring three goals in each.

The Riverhawks closed within four goals, but Fernando Robison and Caden Cote put any inkling of a comeback to rest, as both scored to put the Fighting Owls back up by six.

Back-to-back goals by Anne Arundel placed them back within four midway through the third quarter, but Cote stepped up once again to stop the momentum.

The Riverhawks kicked off the scoring in the final quarter, but Harford went on to score three of the last five goals of the game to seal the victory.

Harford improves to 2-0 (1-0 MD JUCO) with the win.

Surd and Cote led Harford with three goals each, while Drew Opp (2 goals) and Caden Onagi (2 goals) earned the final three scores for Harford.

Robison picked up 12 faceoff wins in 19 attempts and he added eight ground balls. Pete Behrens finished with four ground balls, two assists and one goal, while Gaige Lennon trumped all players with nine ground balls.

Freshman Freddie Brophy topped Harford with three caused turnovers.

Jason Roland (nine saves) and Aden Walsh (eight saves) each played a half in goal for Harford.

Baseball blanks Dundalk

Five Harford pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter in a 10-0 win over the host CCBC-Dundalk Lions.

Jeremy Lapp (IP), Nick Hohenstein (IP), Connor Blantz (2 IP), and Caleb Musco (2 IP) shutout and no-hit Dundalk over six innings of work. The Lions scraped together a pair of hits in the seventh, but Chris Hamaan (IP) retired the side with three strikeouts to end the game.

Harford batters took care of business at the dish, registering 10 hits, including three home runs.

After two scoreless innings to start the game, Reyce Curnane ripped a two-run homer to give Harford the lead. A bases loaded walk and two sacrifice flies raised the advantage to 5-0, before John McNamee doubled in two more for a 7-0 advantage through six.

The Fighting Owls closed out the win with back-to-back home runs in the seventh. Hunter Blair smacked a two-run shot, while Brelon Harden added a solo blast.

Harford jumps to 14-2-1 on the year, while Dundalk falls to 5-14.

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