FCC Picks Up Road Win In Dramatic Fashion

FCC Picks Up Road Win In Dramatic Fashion

The Frederick Community College Cougars Men's Soccer team made history on Friday afternoon by defeating Montgomery College for the first time in school history. 

"When I took this job as an assistant three years ago, I was told that we would never be able to compete with an MC, said FCC Head Coach John LaRocca. " I thrive on proving doubters wrong, and refused to listen to it.  The next three years I recruited tirelessly and now we are the first team to take Montgomery down." 

The game was very competitive and intense.  Quincy Tyler in the 69th minute scored the lone goal of the game off a corner by Carlos Granados. 

"I just received the ball and had a hit, I knew it was going to be a goal no matter what, either one of my teammates would have put it in the net or it was going in from the start," said Tyler. 

Joseph Garner was absolutely incredible and had some tremendous saves, when asked about the match "I feel like we dug deep and left it all out on the field, our team had more heart and determination," said Garner.  "I was feeling ready for this game during warm-ups and as the game rolled on I made the saves I needed to make while my team executed well on the field as well."

Gustavo Garcia, one of the team captains, was injured for the match, but was the first highly touted recruit LaRocca brought in from Montgomery County. When asked about the game Garcia said, "It shows that we can compete with any team out there.  It was a huge win for the program and especially for our players who are from Montgomery County."

The Cougars are now 12-3-1 and are tied for first place in the MD JUCO conference. The final regular season game is at home on Tuesday at 4:30 PM against College of Southern Maryland. 

"We have to keep doing the little things right, that's what got us here.  These guys have done a tremendous job, we hope to keep our undefeated home field record going and make it 10 in a row," said LaRocca.