The men's soccer team at Anne Arundel Community College played "probably as well as we've played all year for 90 minutes" in Saturday's game against Harford, said coach Ken Wolf.
However, that didn't assure a victory.
The Pioneers lost, 1-0, to end a two-game winning streak. Joe Vogel made four saves.
Anne Arundel had beaten Allegheny (Pa.), 6-3, last Friday, behind three goals from Nick Badalian and one each by Damion Dzambo, Anthony Fiaschetti and Pat Crawford.
Dzambo and Jason Hall had assists, and Vogel made nine saves in the game that saw Allegheny take an early 2-0 lead.
Last Wednesday, Crawford tied a school record with four goals in one game, and the Pioneers defeated Prince George's, 7-3. Steve Wood scored twice and Jim Dey had one goal. Dzambo (two) and Badalian had assists.
Anne Arundel was 8-8 before last night's game against Essex.
Anne Arundel's Lynn Kurchock took 1 minute, 10 seconds off her previous best time at last weekend's invitational at Salisbury State, finishing in 19:49 on the 5-kilometer course.
Dave Oster also ran his best time, coming in at 28:40 on the 8-kilometer course. Jim DiCanio ran 30:53, followed by John Flannery at 32:26.
Two injured Pioneers, Craig McKenzie and Bobby Downs, will compete in the Region XX championships at Howard on Oct. 30, said coach Jim Fontaine.
Anne Arundel continued its roll, sweeping Potomac State, 15-8, 15-1, 18-16, Saturday.
Elena Baloglou had 10 kills, four aces and three blocks. Suzi Sharpless added 10 kills and one ace, Courtney Golch had eight kills and four aces, and Andrea Carter contributed eight kills and two blocks.
Baloglou and Lori Sharpless are nationally ranked in serving aces.
The Pioneers were 22-3 overall, 5-1 in their conference and 14-3 against JuCo competition going into yesterday's match against Essex -- their home finale.
They close the regular season by traveling to Hagerstown tomorrow, Catonsville on Tuesday and Charles on Thursday.
"These last two weeks are the toughest of the season," said assistant coach Betty Hession. "This will show what we're made of."