The College of Southern Maryland Hawks were dealt their first loss of the season on September 3 when they were shutout by the Frederick Community College Cougars by a score of 4-0.
"I'm definitely happy and proud of them," CSM head coach Zach Bowman said of his team. "They fought all the way through."
Even though the Hawks were outshot 20-9, freshman Joseph Walsh remained strong in the net, recording 10 saves in 80 minutes for CSM.
Bowman wanted his players to realize that "This is the level of competition that's in the league. This is going to be what we're going to play against day in and day out moving forward, so when they show up they have to be ready. There's no lackadaisical business, none of that, we have to be ready to play every game."
After surrendering only one goal in the first half, the Cougars added on goals in the 49th, 65th, and 78th minute of the second half.
Bowman said of Frederick, "They've got a great team. Strong players, athletically and technically. They showed up today and outplayed our guys a little bit. Hopefully we get a chance to see them again."