CCBC Essex's hope of getting back to the NJCAA Division I national tournament came to an abrupt end on Wednesday.
College of Southern Maryland upset the Knights in the Region XX semifinals at Anne Arundel Community College. The two teams tied 0-0 after two overtimes, but College of Southern Maryland advanced to the championship match after outscoring CCBC Essex 4-2 on penalty kicks.
The loss put the Knights in unfamiliar territory as they had won the Region XX title every year from 2007-10 and advanced to the national tournament twice.
CCBC Essex ended its season at 12-2-3. Despite the loss, sophomores Jacob Gladden (Perry Hall), defender, and Daniel Baxter (Calvert Hall), midfielder, were named to the NJCAA Region XX Division I Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team.