Cecil College men’s soccer wins first game since 2018
ANNANDALE, Va. - Akeil John’s second-half strike secured Cecil Men's Soccer their first win in nearly four years, as the Seahawks took down the Northern Virginia Nighthawks, 2-1, on the road Thursday afternoon.
Cecil’s last win was back on September 18, 2018, when they defeated Allegany College of Maryland by the same 2-1 score, but in double overtime. The Seahawks’ 2020 and 2021 seasons were cancelled due to the pandemic.
The Seahawks outshot NOVA 13-4 in the first half yet found themselves trailing 1-0 after 18 minutes, thanks to an early NOVA goal. Cecil finally tied the game with its first goal of the season from Ben Prest in the 36th minute of play.
The Nighthawks reversed course and outshot the Seahawks in the final 45 minutes (9-3). However, Cecil would find the game-winner on an Akeil John shot that found the back of the net in the 81st minute. A headed shot from NOVA three minutes later was saved by Aidan Hayes, his eighth and final stop of the match. The Nighthawks sailed their final contest attempt over the crossbar in the 88th minute of play.
Cecil moves to 1-1 on the year with the victory.