Howard CC vs Frederick CC (2019 NJCAA Men’s Soccer)

Howard CC vs Frederick CC (2019 NJCAA Men’s Soccer)


-MAKE SURE WE KEEP THEM CLOSE AND ANTICIPATE
QUICK BREAK FROM THEM -LET’S TAKE THE GAME TO THEM -COME ON, COME ON! -HEY HOWARD ON THREE, 1-2-3 HOWARD! -LET’S GO BOYS MARYLAND JUCO CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN BETWEEN
DIVISION ONE FREDERICK, AND DIVISION THREE HOWARD. DRAGONS ENTER THE MATCH, WITH A 4-2 RECORD.
AFTER DROPPING ITS FIRST TWO MATCHES, HOWARD HAS WON FOUR IN A ROW FREDERICK BOASTS A 2-0 RECORD. THE COUGARS
HAVE OUTSCORED THE OPPOSITION 8-0 ENTERING THIS MARYLAND JUCO CONFERENCE MATCH. FIRST HALF, ANDERSON MARROQUIN, WHO FINISHED
THIRD IN THE NATION WITH 24 GOALS AS A FRESHMAN, AND IS THE CURRENT NJCAA DIVISON III LEADING
SCORER, SETS UP LASSANA DIAKITE. BUT ISMAEL HERNANDEZ MAKES THE SAVE MARROQUIN WON THE MATCHUP ALONG THE FAR TOUCHLINE,
BUT HERNANDEZ, DOESN’T HAVE TO GO VERY FAR TO MAKE A BIG-TIME PLAY FOR FREDERICK. JUST 10 MINUTES IN, HOWARD MIDFIELDER LUIS
WARDCANTORI IS BOOKED. HE WOULD MISS THE MAJORITY OF THE MATCH AS A PRECAUTION. JUST LIKE THAT,
DRAGONS LOSE AN IMPACT PLAYER ALBERTO MONTERROSA WINS POSSESSION FOR HOWARD….
MARROQUIN…ADVANCING DOWN THE FAR SIDE, HAS SPACE, MARROQUIN! SHOT BOUNCES WIDE DRAGONS CORNER KICK, FINDS ALEX ESTRADA! DIVING
STOP BY HERNANDEZ! HOWARD, GENERATING CHANCES AND DOMINATING
POSSESSION, BUT THE FREDERICK DEFENSE, LED BY GOALKEEPER ISMAEL HERNANDEZ, STIFLING THE
DRAGONS. A PORTRAIT OF FRUSTRATION, HOWARD, HAVING
A HARD TIME EXECUTING IN THE FINAL THIRD MARROQUIN GOING AFTER THE BACK LINE OF FREDERICK.
TREMENDOUS EFFORT FROM TOMMY NGUYEN, NUMBER 8 IN BLACK, TO HUSTLE BACK AND DENY MARROQUIN
A 1-ON-1 OPPORTUNITY. ONCE AGAIN, A PROMISING SERIES FOR HOWARD ENDS IN FAVOR OF FREDERICK. JOSHUA MARTINEZ , BRANDON MUMA, WITH ROOM
TO WORK, SWINGS IT IN! FINDS MONTERROSA!! HERNANDEZ WITH THE DIVING STOP! ANOTHER HOWARD SCORING CHANCE EVAPORATES.
BRILLIANT SAVE FROM HERNANDEZ. WHOSE CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO GROW. LESS THAN 12 MINUTES REMAINING IN THE FIRST
HALF, VAGNER MARQUES-RODRIGUEZ, PUTS IT ON GOAL, AND HE SCORES! LONG-RANGE STRIKE FROM
MARQUES-RODRIGUEZ, DRAGONS’ DEFENSE COMES UP SHORT ON THIS POSSESSION. MARQUES-RODRIGUEZ, ABLE TO PUSH IT INTO SPACE
AND TAKE ADVANTAGE. SECOND HALF, DRAGONS, HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE
TO BREAK THROUGH. ANOTHER SUPERB EFFORT FROM THE COUGARS’ DEFENSE. AND HERNANDEZ, ABLE
TO BAT IT AWAY. HERNANDEZ, FEEDING OFF OF THE SUCCESS HE AND HIS TEAMMATES ARE HAVING. STILL A ONE GOAL GAME, AND THE DRAGONS SEEM
DETERMINED TO CRACK THIS FREDERICK DEFENSE. MARROQUIN… STILL MARROQUIN, SHAKES TWO DEFENDERS!
BUT THAT SHOT’S NOT GONNA BEAT HERNANDEZ. TWO MINUTES LATER, HERE’S A CHANCE FOR FREDERICK
OFF OF THE GOAL KICK. COUGARS HUSTLE DOWN THE FIELD AND PUT IT AWAY. FREDERICK, SEEMINGLY
CAPITALIZING ON EVERY CHANCE, DESPITE HOWARD CONTROLLING THE POSSESSION BATTLE. THE DISCOURAGING SCORE LINE MAY BE STARTING
TO GET TO HOWARD. ANOTHER SERIES THE DRAGONS’ DEFENSE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BACK. MARQUES-RODRIGUEZ,
ALL OVER THE PITCH, FORCING THE ISSUE, FREDERICK ADDS ANOTHER GOAL. 82ND MINUTE, TIME RUNNING OUT FOR THE DRAGONS,
ANDREW FLICK SENDS IT TO ISMAEL REYES, PLENTY OF SPACE TO WORK WITH, REYES! GETS ONE BACK
FOR HOWARD! NICE VISION FROM FLICK, AND REYES HAS ONE
THING ON HIS MIND. LINING UP HIS SHOT AND LETTING IT FLY. BUT THE THREE GOAL LEAD WOULD BE TOO MUCH
TO OVERCOME. FREDERICK COMES INTO THE COLUMBIA AND WALKS AWAY WITH A MARYLAND JUCO WIN.

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