Skipjacks slip past Cecil, pick up third soccer win
Team twice erases one-goal deficit; plays last 12 minutes a man down
NORTH EAST The Skipjacks twice found themselves a goal down and played the final 12 minutes of the contest a man down. Yet Chesapeake College refused to stay down, rallying for a dramatic, 3-2 men’s soccer victory Saturday afternoon over host Cecil College in a highly physical contest.
"I was very proud of how our team responded to the physical play," said Chesapeake head coach Mark Dennis after a contest that included 13 fouls, nine committed by the Seahawks. "We played with a lot of composure."
Cecil (1-14 overall, 1-11 Maryland JuCo) twice took one-goal leads on goals by Patrick Jones, the first just six minutes into the game. Chesapeake responded seven minutes later, creating a 1-1 tie when Cody Reese scored off a Jake Williams assist.
After Jones’ second goal, Skipjack Dan Martinsson headed in a Jeremy Stewart corner kick to create a 2-2 tie. Stewart then scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on another corner kick, this one with just over a minute remaining in the first half.
The Skipjacks, however, were not out of the woods yet. Reese picked up his second yellow card with a late tackle, forcing Chesapeake to play a man down for almost 12 minutes and leading to some anxious moments for Dennis and his team.
"I must confess to being more than a little nervous, but we held on and protected the lead," said Dennis.
Each goalie Lucas Hayman for Chesapeake and Lucas Jones for Cecil had two saves.
The Skipjacks (3-8, 3-6) play their final home game of the season Tuesday at 3 p.m. when they host Montgomery College/Rockville. Chesapeake completes its season with a 7 p.m. game at CCBC-Catonsville Thursday night.
Allegany College 3, Chesapeake College 1
WYE MILLS The Skipjacks (2-10, 2-7) stayed with visiting Allegany for two games, but the Trojans pulled away Saturday afternoon to post a 25-12, 13-25, 25-19 and 25-14 win.
Photo caption: Jeremy Stewart (16) had a goal and an assist Saturday afternoon, both off corner kicks, as Chesapeake College rallied for a 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Cecil College. (Photo by Tom Miller.)
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