BALTIMORE—The Prince George’s County Community College (PGCC), men’s soccer team, ran into a few problems on Sept. 9.
First, the Owls had to play defending NJCAA Division III national champions Genesee Community College.
Second, the weather was terrible, with sometimes driving rain and field conditions so bad that the referees put a stop to everything after 70 minutes with Genesee ahead 4-0.
Goalkeepers Aboubacarr Sinera made two saves while playing the first 45 minutes, and Yoaimo Khan Torres added one more in the last 25 minutes before the officials stopped everything.
Moh Sherif gave the offense a spark and came up with a good shot in the 33rd minute, but it flew wide.
That dropped the Owls to 1-1 so far this season. PGCC beat Hagerstown Community College 1-0 on Sept. 4 in the season opener.
Roban Boima scored the game-winning goal in that contest, which came at the 70:22 mark. The two goalkeepers combined again to make three saves in this win.
Bowie State volleyball
Winston-Salem State University swept Bowie State 3-0 on Sept. 9 as the Bulldogs took part in the CIAA North/South Round-Up. The Rams handed the Bulldogs losses of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-7 and improved their record to 4-9 overall plus 3-0 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
Bowie State, meanwhile, fell to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the CIAA.
Oladia Menchaca led the Bulldogs on offense with five kills plus four digs and one assist.
Soljala Jones and Chelsea Beaudoin added three kills each, and Bianca Tucker pitched in with eight assists plus three digs and a service ace.
Bowie State plays next on Sept. 13 at Virginia State at 6 p.m. in a match which starts division play for the team.
Navy football rallies
Navy rallied from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to score two touchdowns and stun visiting Memphis on Sept. 8.
Backup quarterback Zach Abey ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 2:37 left which gave Navy a 22-21 victory over the University of Memphis on Sept. 8.
The rally began when starting quarterback Malcolm Perry quarterback scored on a wild here-there-and-everywhere 19-yard run with 11:07 left in the game. That came after Memphis coughed up the ball for the third time in the game and made highlights shows that night.
“It was a designed pass,” Perry said to the media after the game. “I didn’t like what I was seeing, so I make a play with my feet.”
Perry also scored on a 7-yard run with seven seconds left in the first half to give the Midshipmen a 9-7 halftime lead. But Memphis bounced back with two third-quarter touchdowns before Perry and Abey took care of business in the fourth period.
The win improved Navy to 1-1 this season. Up next is Lehigh University on Saturday at 3:30. That game will be at home.