BALTIMORE—The Prince George’s Community College men’s soccer team found some offense in the second half on Sept. 28 that paid off in a big way.
Freshman Francisco Canton and Ben Montague each scored a goal in the second half as the Owls topped the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville 2-0 in a Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference match-up at home.
The game was scoreless when Moh Sherif made a steal at midfield and raced down the left side. He eventually sent the ball over to the right, and Canton finished it at 54:45 for the 1-0 lead. That was Canton’s second goal this fall.
The Owls made it 2-0 about 20 minutes later, when Midfielder Roban Boima sent the ball from the right to the middle. Then, Sophomore Midfielder Jalen Washington moved it over to Montague, and he put it away for his fourth goal this season.
Freshman goalie Aboubacarr Sinera finished with three saves and posted his second shutout this season. His best stop came in the 65th minute on a shot that was going between his legs.
This was the Owls third consecutive victory, and they were set to play against on Tuesday against Chesapeake College at home.
BOWIE STATE VOLLEYBALL FALLS
Elizabeth City State University hardly defeated Bowie State 25-17, 23-25, 25-10, 25-18 on Sept. 30 at home.
That extended the tough start the Bulldogs have had this season. Bowie State slipped to 1-9 overall and 0-7 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) matches as well as 0-3 in the Northern Division.
The Vikings are not doing much better. They are 2-13 overall, 2-8 in CIAA play as well as 2-1 in the Northern Division.
Sophomore Oladia Menchaca topped Bowie State with 11 kills while classmates Soljala Jones and junior Shalom Omo-Osagie added five and four more respectively.
Junior Bianca Tucker led the way with 17 of the team’s 19 assists and had eight digs plus two kills. Freshman Madison Marshall added a team-high 11 digs on defense.
UM, NAVY FOOTBALL BACK IN ACTION
Both Navy and Maryland’s football teams got last weekend off but come back into action this week.
Navy is 2-2 and coming off of a tough 31-30 loss to Southern Methodist University in its last game on Sept. 22. The Midshipmen are back in action on Oct. 6 against rival Air Force out in Colorado at 3:30 p.m.
Maryland heads into the tough part of its Big Ten schedule when it takes on Michigan on Oct. 6 in Ann Arbor.
The Terps are coming off of a strong performance Sept. 22 in a 42-13 victory over Minnesota in their Big Ten conference opener.