Men’s Soccer: Catamounts comeback attempt falls short

Alan Green
Alan Green finishes the play as his header speeds past the Anne Arundel goalie Sunday afternoon at Stayman Field. Photo by Rayman Burner

KEYSER, W.V. — On the verge of being shut out, Potomac State battled back with two second half goals before falling to Anne Arundel 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Stayman Field.

Anne Arundel (10-4 overall, 4-1 Region XX) raced out to a 3-0 first-half lead on goals by two unassisted goals by Garrett Middleton and Logan Mayette and a goal by Andrew Wick that was assisted by Mayglin Estrada at 14:35. Middleton’s goal was first at 5:49 and Mayette’s came at 32:20.

“It was a slow start for us which is a tendancy when you have 17 freshmen,” said Potomac State head coach Ray Kiddy. “But we rebounded well in the second half.”

Tyler Sisler scored first for the Catamounts on a direct kick at 63:21 and Alan Green took Chad Friel’s feed for a score at 74:77.

Potomac State, outshot 19-10 overall but only allowed two Anne Arundel shots on goal after halftime to their seven, had two more chances to force a tie stopped by Anne Arundel’s Alessandro Ertel, who made four saves overall. Potomac State’s Caleb Ryan stopped 10.

Anne Arundel led in corner kicks, 6-2.

“We’ve lost by one to two good teams in Howard and Anne Arundel,” said Kiddy. “So we can play with these teams we just have to get over that hump.”

Potomac State (5-6-1 overall, 2-2 Region XX) visits Prince George’s County on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

The Region XX tournament begins Thursday, Oct. 27.