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Improving 'Jacks net fourth win by topping Allegany
Chesapeake, fresh off strong tourney showing, matches '07 victory total

WYE MILLS – At their best, the Skipjacks are an impressive women’s volleyball team – and they’ve been at their best a lot recently.

Chesapeake College defeated visiting Allegany College of Maryland, 25-14, 20-25, 25-15, and 25-16, Thursday night. That was the Skipjacks’ third win in their last five matches, including a fourth-place finish at last weekend’s College of Southern Maryland Invitational.

"When we’re ’up’, we’re pretty tough," said Chesapeake head coach Jay Covey Thursday night after his Skipjacks (4-5 overall, 2-3 league) matched their victory total from last year’s 4-10 inaugural season. "When we’re not, we’re flat. For example, we didn’t play well against Frederick the other night (a five-game loss), but we’ve had more stretches of time recently where we’ve been playing well."

The Skipjacks, filling in for a last-minute no-show, showed they belonged in last weekend’s CSM tournament.

"We had to pull it together pretty quick, and overall I was pretty pleased," said Covey, whose team was second in its pool to eventual tournament champion Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

Chesapeake was led by Kyra Ringgold, who was named to the all-tournament team after totaling 49 kills, six aces and six blocks. Teammate Verushka Perez added 19 blocks, 17 kills and seven aces. O’Sha Adams contributed 26 kills.

Chesapeake was swept by Potomac State and lost to Pitt (N.C.) Community College in four games, but earned four-game wins against both CCBC-Essex and Cape Fear (N.C.) Community College while finishing in the top half of the eight-team tournament.

Between last weekend’s strong tournament showing and Thursday’s convincing win over Allegany, the Skipjacks lost to Frederick Community College and were swept by Hagerstown Community College.

The Skipjacks host CCBC-Catonsville Monday night at 6 p.m. and start a four-match road swing with a rematch at CCBC-Essex Tuesday night at 6.

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