Breaking the ice
Clough nets three as Skipjacks get first goal and win at Frederick
FREDERICK After suffering three straight shutouts to begin their men’s soccer season, the Skipjacks had to wonder when they would start scoring. Once they did, they left Frederick Community College wondering when they would stop.
Freshman midfielder Cody Clough had three goals and three assists as Chesapeake College routed the host Cougars, 8-1, Saturday afternoon. Jeremy Stewart (three assists), Dan Martinsson, Jake Williams, Cody Reese, and Collin Shepherd also had goals in the Skipjacks’ suddenly potent offensive attack.
"I had told the team that we were getting very close and once we started scoring our season would turn around," said Chesapeake’s first-year head coach, Mark Dennis, who earned his first collegiate coaching victory. "We have really focused hard in practice on quicker play and support and it paid off today."
Clough, a Centreville resident who went to Saints Peter and Paul High in Easton, agreed with his coach’s assessment.
"We did what we had to do to get the ball out to the forwards and we finished our opportunities," said Clough. "Our passing has become a lot quicker people are looking up a lot more looking to pass."
Dennis said his team’s attitude has been especially good.
"I was impressed with the unselfish play of our guys," said Dennis, "not only in deciding to shoot or pass, but some players had to fill in positions they don’t usually play due to injuries and our small roster."
Chesapeake, which had a 3-0 halftime lead, had its advantage cut to 3-1 on Natan Din’s goal early in the second half. The Skipjacks who finished with a 14-2 shots advantage dominated the rest of the half with five more goals to pull away.
Lucas Hayman had one save and earned the win in goal for Chesapeake (1-3 overall, 1-3 Maryland JuCo). Goalie Tony Guerraio made six saves for Frederick (0-5, 0-5).
CCBC-Essex 7, Chesapeake College 0
ESSEX Mikias Teketle scored twice and five other Knights had goals last Wednesday in CCBC-Essex’s victory.
Fidel Suarez, Cubay Wilson, Jonathan Frazier, Charles Wilt and Michael Wilson had the other goals for Essex, which had a 5-0 halftime lead and finished with a 24-2 shots advantage.
John Pellerin (five saves) and Lucas Hayman (three saves) split time in goal for Chesapeake.
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