Rockville rallies to down PSC; Catamounts open Region XX Tuesday

KEYSER, W.V. — Montgomery-Rockville’s Ben Aryteey scored two second-half goals to lead the nationally-ranked Knights over Potomac State College 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Stayman Field.

The Knights, the top team in the Region XX and seventh in the nation, improved to 10-2-3 while Potomac State dropped to 9-4-1.

Despite the loss, Catamounts head coach Ray Kiddy thought the game was good for his team.

“It was a close, contested game,” he said. “Of course we wanted to win, but it was a good effort by our guys. It shows we can have an impact. They’re a team we’re going to have to go through to get where we want to go.”

Potomac State led 1-0 at halftime on Ricardo Murphy’s goal off of Zachary Saylor’s assist at the 43:51 mark.

Rockville tied it at the 66:16 mark of the second half on Aryteey’s first goal, assisted by Henry Angula.

With 3:29 to play, Aryteey’s second goal on Cesar Maureen’s assist put Rockville ahead.

The Knights led in shots 18-10 and corner kicks 5-1.

The Catamounts’ Conor Fungaroli made nine saves while Rockville’s Wilber Diaz stopped eight.

Potomac State will be the # 5 seed in the Region XX Tournament and will visit Anne Arundel, the # 4 seed on Tuesday in a Region XX quarterfinal playoff game beginning at 4:30 p.m.