Howard CC vs CCBC Catonsville (2019 NJCAA Men’s Soccer)

Howard CC vs CCBC Catonsville (2019 NJCAA Men’s Soccer)


TWO-TIME DEFENDING D-3 REGION XX CHAMPION
HOWARD, ON THE ROAD, AT CCBC CATONSVILLE, A D-ONE REGION XX PROGRAM CARDINALS CAPITALIZE ON THE ILL-ADVISED PASS
OUT OF THE BACK. MONTEIRO, RUNNING FREE, GIVES CATONSVILLE
THE LEAD HOWARD’S DEFENSE, NOT THEIR STRONGEST SHOWING
IN THE FIRST HALF. ANOTHER CHANCE FOR CCBC CATONSVILLE. KEVIN PINA RECOVERS, AND SMOTHERS THE ATTEMPT HOWARD THROW, NOEL DIAZ MOVES IT TO LASSANA
DIAKITE, OFF THE MARK SECOND HALF, DRAGONS HAVE BEEN GENERATING
SOME MOMENTUM, DESPITE THE SCORE LINE. ANDERSON MARROQUIN, ISMAEL REYES, SHOT COMES
IN! NO! 69TH MINUTE, HOWARD’S BACK LINE JUST CONCEDED
A CORNER . FIVE CARDINALS WAITING IN THE BOX, THE EXCELLENT BALL FINDS MUHAMMED MAROOF! GIVES CATONSVILLE A TWO GOAL LEAD WITH 21:42
TO PLAY. AFTER A SLOPPY FOUL IN THE MIDDLE, DIAKITE
AND ALBERTO MONTERROSA, READY FOR THE SET PIECE. IT’S DIAKITE!!!! GAME ON! DIAKITE HITS IT WITH HIS LEFT, ABLE TO SEND
IT AROUND THE WALL AND HE HITS THE TARGET! PLENTY OF PACE. NOTHING THE KEEPER CAN DO. HOWARD, CONTROLLING THE POSSESSION BATTLE. BRIAN HERNANDEZ… MARROQUIN. ALL-AMERICAN CALIBER DRIBBLING SKILLS, MARROQUIN
ACCELERATES, SENDS IT IN! DRAGONS STILL LOOKING FOR THE EQUALIZER. BRILLIANT TOUCH FROM MONTERROSA, FREES HIMSELF
UP ON THE FAR SIDE, LOOKING TO SWING IT IN, MARROQUIN BREAKS UP THE CLEAR! MARROQUIN! … ALEX ESTRADA JUMPS ON THE REBOUND! SCORES!! IT WAS A MATTER OF TIME, CREDIT THE DRAGONS
FOR MAINTAINING THEIR FOCUS, AND PERSEVERING DESPITE THE TWO GOAL DEFICIT. 81ST MINUTE, HOWARD HAS MOMENTUM, BUT ONCE
AGAIN, DRAGONS CAN’T CLEAR IT. CCBC CATONSVILLE! BACK IN FRONT. CARDINALS IN POSSESSION, BUT TREVOR NDAMBI
DISRUPTS THEIR FLOW. DIAKITE AND LUIS WARDCANTORI COMBINE TO WIN
IT BACK FOR HOWARD. WARDCANTORI, STRONG ON THE BALL, MOVES IT
THE OTHER WAY. TIME RUNNING OUT, DRAGONS LOOKING TO RECLAIM
MOMENTUM WHILE DEFENDING A FREE KICK, THE CARDINALS
CONCEDED A CORNER. 2:20 REMAINING. DIAKITE SENDS IT IN! FINDS BRADLEY MUMA!! TIES THE GAME! DRAGONS ONCE AGAIN FIND A WAY TO RESPOND. HOWARD’S SCORED THREE GOALS OVER THE LAST
13 MINUTES. THIRD DIFFERENT GOAL SCORER FOR THE DRAGONS. OVERTIME, NEXT GOAL WINS, IF NO ONE SCORES
AFTER TWO TEN MINUTE OVERTIME PERIODS, WE’LL HAVE A DRAW. MARROQUIN, TREMENDOUS, HERE IT COMES FROM
MARROQUIN! OFF THE MARK HOWARD HASN’T HELD A LEAD DURING THIS MATCH,
BUT NOW MORE THAN EVER, DRAGONS ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH BELIEF. MARROQUIN AGAIN, DRIBBLES TO DAYLIGHT, MARROQUIN! WIDE OF THE TARGET MARROQUIN, TAKING OVER, DRIBBLES BY TWO DEFENDERS,
MARROQUIN! CONSTANT PRESSURE FROM THE DRAGONS 103RD MINUTE, WE’RE IN THE SECOND OVERTIME
PERIOD. HOWARD WINS THE BALL BACK… WARDCANTORI SENDS IT UP FOR MARROQUIN…. MARROQUIN ONE ON ONE WITH THE KEEPER! SCORES! COMPLETES THE COMEBACK. WHAT A MOMENT FOR MARROQUIN AND HIS TEAMMATES. HOWARD TRAILED BY TWO GOALS WITH JUST 21:42
REMAINING IN THE SECOND HALF. SCORED FOUR GOALS THE REST OF THE WAY, AND
WITH FOUR DIFFERENT GOAL SCORERS. FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON FOR HOWARD. DRAGONS PICK UP A MARYLAND JUCO CONFERENCE
WIN ON THE ROAD. MATT: ANDERSON, HOW DID IT FEEL HITTIN’
THAT GAME-WINNER TODAY TO GET A CONFERENCE WIN? ANDERSON: IT’S SUCH AN INCREDIBLE FEELING. UMM, IN OVERTIME, WE FELT LIKE WE COULD WIN
THIS GAME, IT WAS, LIKE, THE ATMOSPHERE WAS CRAZY, LIKE, WE, WE KNEW AFTER THAT 3-3 GOAL
WITH TWO MINUTES ON THE CLOCK, WE KNEW WE COULD WIN THIS GAME AND, LIKE, WE CAME INTO
OVERTIME POSSESSING THE BALL , PRESSURING AS HIGH AS WE COULD, AND, YOU KNOW, RESULTS
AND HARD WORK ALWAYS PAY OFF. MATT: SO, FOR THE NEXT ONE, WHAT DO YOU THINK
YOU AND YOUR TEAMMATES NEED TO IMPROVE ON FOR THE NEXT GAME TO GET WIN NUMBER TWO ALEX: UMM, JUST FOCUS ON DEFENSIVELY, WE LET
IN THREE SILLY GOALS. WE COULDA JUST EASILY PREVENTED THOSE SO BEING
ABLE TO WORK ON OUR DEFENSE AND THAT WILL HOPEFULLY HELP US OUT. MATT: RENE, YOU HAD A NICE TALK AT THE END
OF THE GAME, UMM, WITH YOUR TEAMMATES POST-GAME. WITHOUT GIVING ANYTHING, YOU KNOW, SECRET
AWAY, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ESSENCE OF THAT TALK, AND WHY YOU STEPPED
UP TO MAKE IT RENE: I MEAN, I FEEL LIKE LAST YEAR THEY HAD
A SUCCESSFUL SEASON AND THIS YEAR, IT’S A FRESH START SO, THEREFORE, EVERY TEAM’S
GONNA WANT TO COME AND BEAT US, LIKE, WHOEVER WANTS IT MORE, THEY’RE GONNA GET IT. SO, THEREFORE, I’M TELLING THEM, YOU KNOW,
STOP PUTTING YOUR EGOS IN FRONT AND LET’S PLAY AS A TEAM BECAUSE WE HAVE A REALLY TALENTED
TEAM THIS YEAR AND WE COULD DO BIGGER THINGS THAN WE DID LAST YEAR.

Antonio Breitenberg

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