La Plata, Md. - As classes and a new academic year began, soccer, too, was in the air. The Frederick Community College men's soccer team opened the 2019 season on the road with a convincing 4-0 win at College of Southern Maryland on Tuesday afternoon. FCC is 1-0 on the year and the Hawks fall to 2-1-1.
How It Happened
The Cougars jumped on the scoreboard early and never looked back. They took a 1-0 lead into halftime and scored three goals in the second half to secure the win.
Forward Chris Manful had himself quite a day in his debut for the Cougars and he filled up the stat sheet. He tallied two goals and credit the assists to Vagner Marques-Rodriguez and Tommy Nguyen. Luis Alanis found the back of the net for the Cougars as Vagner Marques-Rodriguez recorded his second assist on the day.
Ismael Hernandez recorded 10 saves on the day in goal for the Cougars. He turned in a stellar performance and continues to shine between the posts for FCC.
FCC Player Quotes
"We put in the hard work during preseason and we came out hungry and ready to win. When the warm up is good, it's reflected in your game." FCC Ismael Hernandez, Goalkeeper
"Our first game showed how tough we can be. We as a team communicated and possessed the ball really well. I'm proud of my teammates for working hard!" FCC Jonatan Andrade, Midfielder
"We had them second guessing about everything. We had some great combinations building from the back to pinging the ball in the middle of the park to linking up with our forwards and wingers. I thought the bench brought the same energy when they entered the game as we capitalized on chances even though we could have had more. The team was very fit, engaged, and determined to take care of business on the pitch." FCC Chris Manful, Forward
The Cougars return to the pitch on Thursday (9/5/19) at 4:30 p.m. when they host Hagerstown CC in the 2019 home opener.