Dragons Lair Update (HCC Sports) November 2014

Dragons Lair Update (HCC Sports) November 2014


Welcome to Dragons Lair Update. This month
the defending champs battle Suffolk, Volleyball faces the reigning district champs, and the
story of three players returning to HCC Women’s Soccer in an all new Dragon Close-Up. Men’s
Soccer leads off. The Dragons take on CCBC Essex. Mike Leshner anchors our coverage. Thanks Diane. Howard is playing well together,
their defense is working hard, and it’s led to a 4 game win streak. They’re doing
it without a true goalkeeper. Drew Calesh is injured, Garrett Peters is serving a red
card. Defender Eric Gonzalez will don the orange shirt for Howard. He’s made 5 saves
during the red card suspension. CCBC Essex enters the game ranked number four in the
Division One National Poll. The Knights have done it the hard way, playing a brutal non-conference
schedule. Essex is 3-0 against ranked Division One opponents. Howard looks to upset the Knights,
let’s go to the Dragons Lair. First half, Essex pressing early. Kyle Mizell.
Guillermo Almirall, he’s onside. Eric Gonzalez! Alimrall rebound. Gonzalez passes the early
test from Essex, tremendous work. Emmanuel Wright. Ezekiel Ebenezer heading to the box,
has a little room. Kyle Six is there, can’t get the rebound. Wright flies in. Ian Evans
now, the clearance rolls to Elliot Quinteros. That one could come back to haunt Howard.
21st minute, throw in for the Dragons. Wright, nice footwork. Evans, as soon as Evans turns
he looks at Quinteros. Edge of the penalty area. Quinteros gets behind the defender.
To Evans, he scores! The chemistry between Quinteros and Evans is on display and it’s
given Howard the lead. Corner kick for CCBC Essex. Alimrall takes it. Justin Ornelas gets
on the other end of it, and it only took three minutes for Essex to find the equalizer. 50/50
ball, Arman Konugbo wins it for Howard. Curtis Kosmowski is going deep to Ebenezer. Orneleas
doesn’t clear it, Evans makes em pay, sends it wide to Ebenezer. Stops on a dime, to Evans!
Evans sending a message “We’re Howard Community College, we’re not messing around.” It only
took four minutes, division three Howard reclaims control against the number four team in Division
One. Wright, over the top towards Ebenezer. Up against two defenders he gets wide and
forces a corner, hitting it off the leg of Kurt Daisley. Ensuing corner kick, Sam Rivera,
short. Rivera again. High ball, John Jones goes up for Howard. Casey Fleishell, what
a strike! The volley is absolutely hammered by Fleishell, tremendous power, perfect placement.
Nicholas Jones down the field. Jones marching downhill, gets down the side. Still Jones,
crosses to Roman Bubalo. There’s your response. Essex steals momentum with a quick counter.
Mizell, edge of the box, sees Bubalo on the back post. Gonzalez with the save, his seventh
save of the half, standing tall against one of the best teams in the country. Essex looking
for the equalizer, Mizell has gotten to a wide position, gets a cross into the box,
Tyler Costopoulos breaks it up. 81st minute, CCBC Essex Head Coach Joe Fiedler wants a
foul here, he doesn’t get it, voices his frustration. And the official goes over and books him,
points towards the technical area. Tense exchange between the ref and coach. One minute later,
Rivera, connects with Wright. What a move by Wright, he blows by the defender. Challenge
by Ornelas, let’s see what the official does here. Red card is the decision, CCBC Essex
will play with ten men the remainder of the match. 86th minute, Wright, back to Ebenezer,
shakes the defender, Ebenezer! Off the post. Daisley lays out to win possession for Essex.
Excellent hustle from the freshman out of Eastern Tech High School. Jones shows similar
hustle, wins it back for Essex along the far touch line, and look out. What a run by Shawn
Geary, he’s got speed to the outside, taken down inside the box, he’s awarded a penalty.
Lighting quick counter attack from CCBC Essex. Shawn Geary, up against Eric Gonzalez, he’s
made ten saves so far for Howard. And Geary ties the game, with ten men Essex is not done
yet. After a throw in the official runs back to the Essex sideline. And Coach Fielder will
have to watch the rest of this game on Dragons Lair Update. It’s their second red card, but
Essex will not lose another player, they are still playing with ten. To overtime, first
team to score wins. Right after the overtime kickoff Christopher Lee catches Izzy Ebenezer
on the run, and look out. Ebenezer hits it. Howard wins!The Dragons beat the number four team in dramatic
fashion. Let’s send it down to Matt Stovall. Ezekiel, take me through that last goal, how
did that feel? Um, it was a great feeling, great goal, good
pass from my teammate. So talk about the performance of Eric today
stepping up and playing goalkeeper. Great guy, great goalkeeping skills, just
he’s just a great teammate. Great teammate. So you did a phenomenal job, is this your
first time playing goalkeeper? Yes, actually. It’s actually my first time,
you know, but I was a little bit nervous you know, but it’s a great win and um, I had teammates
backing me up, so that’s the most important part. So after the first goal got in, what was going
through your head there? I was a little bit nervous because we were
up one and I didn’t want to let another goal in from our side, but unfortunately they tied,
but we battled through and we got the result. That’s the most important part. Congratulations on the spectacular win folks. Thank you. Thank you. For Dragon’s Lair Update, I’m Matt Stovall. It’s time for Women’s Soccer. Howard takes
on Suffolk. The Dragons enter the match ranked number three in the National Poll. After a
3-2 start Howard has been flat-out dominant. The Dragons are riding a four game win streak
and have allowed just one goal in September. Howard is undefeated against Division 3 programs
dating back to 2012. The Dragons are 12-0-4 against D-3 opponents over the last two seasons.
Suffolk is one of the four teams to play Howard to a draw. The Sharks enter the game with
a 2-1-1 record. Suffolk is looking to get back on track offensively. After scoring 14
goals in their first two games the Sharks have struggled to find the back of the net.
Howard and Suffolk take the field next, lets go to the Dragons Lair.Early on, here’s a chance for Suffolk. Maria
Raimondi, has a little room at the edge of the box, Raimondi! Darcey Bodziony with the
save. Throw in for the Dragons, Jen Craven goes and gets it, connects with Lisa Bianchini
inside the 18. Bianchini finishes high! The All-American is showing some skill, really
influencing the game. 29th minute, Divina St. Peter, another returner from last year’s
Region Champion team.. St. Peter. Bianchini. Bianchini says “There you go, have some of
that.” Lisa Bianchini can do no wrong at the moment, Howard in control. Second half, we’re
in the 51st minute. The goal kick goes right to St. Peter, and she makes the goalkeeper
pay. 30 yard strike from the sophomore out of Laurel High School. Abigail Vellon, over
the top towards Alexis Rubenstein. Liz Parks beats her to the ball and wins it for Howard.
Parks. Bianchini takes a look at her options, picks out the run of Rebeka Coughlin. Excellent
ball. Two Suffolk defenders strip it away. Craven breaks up the clear. Kennefa Mullings
with a touch. Araceky Romera finally clears it for Suffolk Bianchini. Through ball to
Coughlin. Coughlin is in! But the shot is off the mark. Megan Jackson sends it in the
direction of Craven, poor touch from the Sharks’ back. Craven jumps on the loose ball. Craven!
We’re witnessing something special here in Columbia, Maryland. A team reaching their
potential, marching towards the postseason with volition Bianchini takes the corner for
Howard. Good high ball and it finds the back of the net. Another dominant performance from
Coach Seagroves’ Dragons. Let’s send it down to Matt Stovall. Kennefa, you were our analyst for last year.
What’s your analysis of this match? I feel like we played a very hard game. Our
coaches definitely had us playing a drop back and disperse kind of game and it kind of worked.
Actually, it worked very well. So, what about Suffolk made this a good matchup
for your team? I don’t think they’re as skilled as we were.
I mean, we’ve done a lot of work on playing defeat and getting the ball exactly where
it needs to be and finishing, and we did that, and it took them like, we had them against
the ropes, so… One of the reasons why was Lisa Bianchini
with her hat trick. Lisa, how did it feel getting that hat trick out there today? It felt really good. I think it was much needed,
especially after our slow start. I was just trying to get the team pumped up and it worked. So it seems like you’re on an offensive tear
of late. What’s going right, right now? I don’t know. I mean, I finally think it’s
just clicking. We’re switching the field, we’re playing defeat. I finally, everyone’s
getting in, the scoring’s very dispersed so I think that’s a great thing. Tremendous team win ladies. Thank you. For Dragon’s Lair Update I’m Matt Stovall.
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sonographer, and sit for national certification exams. To get started on the pathway to a
career in this allied health profession visit our website, or contact an HCC healthcare
training advisor. You can get there from here. Now it’s time for some Women’s Volleyball,
and Mike Serone is here to set the stage as Howard battles Hagerstown. The Dragons are
8-6, starting to come together as a group, and they have a set rotation, Mike, how can
get the win? Well let’s look at our Lady Dragons right
now, okay? They’re 4-2, and have won 15 of 24 sets since the Charm City Tournament.
They’re on a roll right now. They gotta continue the momentum against the Hawks. Looking
at the Hawks I kind of go back to the book “The Tortoise and the Hare.” They’re
kind of like the hare, they get out very quickly, winning four of six Maryland JUCO matches
from the sweep. So basically you gotta continue the momentum if you’re Howard, and the Dragon’s
gotta make sure they steal one of those first two games. Hagerstown enters the match with a battle
tested 6-7 record. They’re division 2, 4 of their losses were against ranked division
1 and division 2 schools, and they’re the 11 time defending d-2 district champions.
This is arguably the toughest test of the year for Howard, the Dragons take on Hagerstown
next. First set, Autumn Barnes sets Haley Wolf on
the outside. Taylor Bowen gets a hand on it. Adria Ladd & Taylor Bowen stick with their
blocks to cause the error on the Hawks. The well placed tip leads to the free ball, giving
the Hawks an easy chance at a kill. Bartles, sets middle, Sarah Elwood puts it
away. Hagerstown wins the first set 25-21. Howard serving Hagerstown, here’s Katrina
Katulski Katryna Katulski with a rocket shot from the
serve, caused issues from the start of the Hawks possession Katulski cuts the lead to three. Dragons looking
to even the match send it over. Bartles sets Heather Groves on the right side, she crushes
it. The free ball by Howard gives the Hawks, Heather
Groves, an opportunity for the cross-court swing. Hagerstown is on a 14-8 run, looking to take
a commanding two set lead. Hawks control the serve, That was a beautiful backset by Autumn Bartles.
Hard shot. Hagerstown can’t return it and Howard wins the set. Third set, 10-3 Hagerstown. Taylor to Elwood. With a huge save, Brandi Kraisser ignites
the comeback. Katulski calls for the ball and places it near side for a Howard point. Kraisser sends it over. Wolf passes to Taylor,
outside to Mowbray and she hammers it. Time is running out for the Dragons. Howard is
on a 7-3 run, Kraisser serving. Bartles, likes the matchup on the right side. Turned away! A huge block by Ladd and Katulski gives the
Dragons the lead here late in the 3rd game Howard’s on a 12-4 run. Mickey Aguirre on
the serve. Bartles sets right again, this time to Elwood. Brockington is there! Howard completes the game on another crucial
block, and on to game four we go Elwood passes to Taylor, outside to Wolf,
powerful right hand shot Hagerstown gets another huge kill from Haley
Wolf to get momentum back in their favor. Katryna Katulski keeping the Dragons in it
with a good save and placed tip for the point. Howard concedes the free ball, Bartles, to
Mowbray, precision kill right on the line. 6-2 run for Hagerstown., Bartles runs it up
the gut to Elwood. Hagerstown wins the match three sets to one. Lets send it down to Matt
Stovall. Katrina this was a good match, almost came
back, what are your thoughts after this one? I thought we played tough, we definitely gave
our best game. Defense was really good, everything was collectively really awesome. It seemed like you were really placing the
ball very well today. Did you feel good coming into the match? Um, I felt good. I felt like our warmup was
a little bit slow, but as soon as we got out there we hustled for the ball, everything.
Um, placing the ball was awesome, we found a lot of open spots on the other side of the
court which was great. W found the other team’s weaknesses. Katrina, great match, best of luck going forward. Thank you. For Dragon’s Lair Update I’m Matt Stovall. My first guest coached the Under Armour Elite
Volleyball Club 15’s and the Carroll Vipers Volleyball Club 17-18’s. This is his first
season at Howard Community College. Head Coach Gary Troy is here. Welcome Coach. Thank you, glad to be here. Assess your team’s performance against Hagerstown. Uh, we struggled a little bit in serve/receive,
but the effort was there throughout. We got behind a couple times and came right back,
got even, and then as you well know, a lot of the times you use all that effort to get
even and then you fall a little short after that because now you’ve taken a little breather
and that, but I think that’s where the girls were last night. Uh, we knew that Hagerstown
would be a tough team, they have been for years, and the girls were looking forward
to the challenge. Overall I thought we did a good job. So who’s stepping up right now for you? Well we had a few players, Like I said, Adria’s
been doing a great job. Ka’la, um Brockington has come along, she came in partway through
the season. And uh, Brandi Kraisser has been uh, she’s been fantastic. We used her all
over the place. She was a center at the beginning, we used her as a labarra, we used her as a
right side, we used her as a left side, I mean, outside, and uh, she’s a freshman
also and she’s just been performing at a really high level, consistent high level. Well coach, good luck the rest of your season,
and I wish you success. Thank you, I appreciate that. Up next, cross country with head coach Steve
Musselman. If you’re interested in a career in the in-demand
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profession visit our website, or contact an HCC healthcare training advisor. You can get
there from here. Welcome back, my next guest brought home Howard
Community College’s first Track and Field team National Championship and coached the
college’s first Individual Cross Country National Champion. Head Coach Steve Musselman
joins me now, welcome Coach. Thank you Diane. How’s your season going so far? Season’s going very well. We don’t have traditional
wins and losses, we’re about progressing towards Nationals every year. This past weekend we
were at Greensboro North Carolina, and that’s a big test for us, because we’re the only
two year school in the field, and we give the kids a good idea of the competition, and
it’s pretty comparable to what we’re going to see at the end of the year. The men did
a fantastic job, they placed, out of the 18 schools there they placed second overall,
but the important thing is we won our division. We were competing in the non-scholarship school
division, and Gary Smolyak was second overall. He ran a great time and it was a big breakout
race for him, but I was equally proud of some of the other guys that ran too. And I saw that you brought home another bird,
so do you have a flock of birds in your office from this? We have six birds, they give us what’s called
an ironwood trophy, he orders them from Mexico. I think I need to build a nest now because
there’s six birds on top of my bookcase. Now you mentioned Gary, he was last year’s
national champion. What’s it like coaching him this year? Because it’s really harder
to repeat. It is really hard to repeat because of the
ever changing population at a Community College, but he, I know he’s worked hard this Summer,
we’ve been in touch quite a bit, and like I said, last weekend was a big breakthrough.
He’s starting to realize that yeah, I can be the guy to beat in these races, he looked
at some of the people on the line and they’re unattached runners. He said “are they unattached?”
I said “yeah.” He goes “that guy looks pretty legit,” I said “well, you know,
you don’t look legit but you won cross-country nationals, so why don’t you go out and try
to win it today?” And he almost did. It’s just about finding how Gary operates, what
he thinks, and we’ve gotten much better at that with our communication. It’s at the point
now where he knows that he can run with some of the best people in the country. Thank you coach, and good luck the rest of
your season. Thank you Diane. Let’s go to Marylee Adams with this month’s
Dragon’s Close Up. HCC’s women’s soccer team is turning out to
have quite a season, coming on strong at the right time with high hopes of being national
contenders. And with so few players returning to this year’s roster, the veterans have played
a bigger role than ever before. Starting forward Kennefa Mullings and star
defender Jordan Nowaskey both have returned after a year off. Though their time away was
not necessarily ideal, these players have come back with a newfound maturity and drive. I got a kidney infection right around midterm
time, so I couldn’t take any of my midterms. Basically took a good year out of my college
experience, but that’s okay. I’m actually glad that I did so that now I have the opportunity
of being on this team now. Honestly, I was supposed to come back on this
team last year and I didn’t have the funds to come back. So um, but I did promise everybody
that I’d be back because this is like my family. Coming back to HCC seemed to be an easy decision
for these two players, mostly because of the coaching of Kate Seagroves and Athena Gramatas. She’s just a great coach and great mentor
all around. I mean, she’s always influenced, she’s always involved in everyone’s lives. I told her that I wanted to return and she
did everything in her power for me to come back and so, you know, I’m forever indebted
to her. Athena’s the assistant coach, she came last
year and she’s totally turned the team around. When I came in this year I was really shocked
at how much she really affects the team. She gives so much information and insight to the
team that we just didn’t have before. As returning players, both Kennefa and Jordan
bring experience and leadership to the table. Valuable assets on the field and to their
new teammates. I guess a big thing that comes natural to
me is my speed. I’m also very aggressive. Since she has returned she knows a lot so
she’s always there to answer questions from anyone who may be confused or needs help. Jordan’s definitely our anchor back on the
defense, defensive side, so she’s great back there. Kennefa’s just always in a good mood,
always pumped up. Kennefa is just a hard worker. She’s either
starting force or the first one off the bench so she’s very strong. Jordan, I was ecstatic
that she’s coming back because she is, for one she’s probably the fastest person on the
team, she anchors our defense. If there was ever at time to come back, this
may be the best year yet. Both players are ecstatic to be returning to such a strong
group of girls. I have a lot of confidence in this team. We’re,
everyone’s just so good and everyone’s so willing to come out to practice and learn
and practice, and do what we’re supposed to. These group of girls are great, they’re very
strong willed. They learn very quickly. I think we can do better than what we did last
year at nationals and take the whole thing. With Nationals in their sights, Kennefa and
Jordan’s return to HCC couldn’t have come at a better time. Overcoming obstacles has
not only made them stronger, but has helped to shape this team into one with a very bright
future. For Dragon’s Lair Update, I’m Marylee Adams. Learning at home. Learning in the classroom.
Learning for success. For learning that works for you choose Howard Community College. To
find courses and programs that fit your schedule and learning style, visit HCClearningworks.com.
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