Nighthawks lose heartbreaker

Nighthawks lose heartbreaker

ARNOLD, Md. – The Northern Virginia Community College soccer teams 2019 season came to a close Saturday afternoon in the NJCAA Region 20 Division III Tournament, as the Nighthawks lost 1-0 at Anne Arundel.

NOVA finished the year 5-7-0 and returns to the pitch in August 2020.

The lone goal of the day came in the 31st minute on a Jack Castle penalty kick after the Nighthawks were called for a yellow card inside the box. Prior the goal, NOVA keeper Emmanuel Vargas was flawless as he made four saves in four attempts.

Following the penalty kick, the Nighthawks fired just one shot when Samson Tolessa took an attempt, but was stoned.

With three minutes left NOVA had one last chance, but Kwadwo Dwuma's shot came up empty, and the Nighthawks could not muster another offensive opportunity.