Skipjacks lose game and goalie
Miller hurt in 2-1, injury-filled loss to Hagerstown
HAGERSTOWN The Skipjacks lost more than a game Tuesday afternoon at Hagerstown Community College.
Chesapeake College dropped a 2-1 decision to the host Hawks and came out of the physical game with nearly a half-dozen injuries. The most serious of the injuries was to standout goalie B.J. Miller, who could be lost for the season.
"B.J. came out for an air ball and one of their players jumped up and hit him and spun him around," said Chesapeake head coach Reva Hagins. "B.J. said he heard a snap when he landed. It could be an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury. He’s probably done for the season."
Five cards were issued, including four to Hagerstown.
"I’ve never seen soccer players come off the field bleeding," complained Hagins. "Two of my guys came off the field bleeding at the knees. . . Our guys were getting physically hammered."
Among the carded players was Hagerstown goalie Nicanor Enciu, who was ejected in the second half after knocking down Justin Behre in the penalty box. Hasan Delice converted the ensuing penalty kick to pull the Skipjacks within 2-1.
After a scoreless first half, Hagerstown tallied twice in the first 25 minutes after intermission. Mitchell Rodriguez and Jeremy Ruport had the Hawk goals.
The winless Skipjacks (0-7-0) have been increasingly competitive of late, with a pair of one-goal losses over the last three games. Hagins, however, said Tuesday’s injuries to Miller, Behre, Lee Adams, Nick Sealover, and Ben Clark could leave the Skipjacks short-handed for Friday’s 4 p.m. home game against Montgomery College/Rockville. And Rockville ranked seventh in the latest NJCAA Division III national poll isn’t the type of team one is anxious to play at less than full strength.
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