The College of Southern Maryland men's soccer team beat the Allegany College of Maryland Trojans 10-0 on October 22 to close out the 2019 season. The Hawks finished with a 6-9-1 record.
This was CSM's highest scoring game of the year. Three days earlier, they put in nine goals against Potomac State College of WVU.
"I think the big thing was, the last two, three weeks of the season, we started finding some of the higher-level things I was asking from them, and it became apparent to them," CSM head coach Zach Bowman said. "The last two games we were able to really find the options that I wanted, and it resulted in an outburst of goals."
"Everyone, toward the last two, three weeks, something just clicked with them," Bowman said. "I wanted to give those opportunities to everyone. Everyone in practice had been doing a good job, so I wanted to reward them. The opportunity arose, so they got it and took advantage of it."
Bowman said he told his team after the game "I just let them know that I was proud of them. They played a tough season. It's the first year for a lot of them, there's only a handful of second year guys. We reached the majority of our goals. I'm happy with a lot of the results. When seven of the games you lose are by one goal and four of them are in overtime, you let them know that they're on the right path and we have to continue that next year."
Ending the season with two high-scoring games "lets the guys know that if they come in a little more focused, a little more ready, a little more capable of taking in the information we're giving them, maybe we can get on to that page a little earlier in the season," Bowman said. "You could have that high note and that high vibe going into more important games. Maybe that results in two or three more wins and pushes us into the playoffs."