Chesapeake College volleyball wins fourth straight
Covey: Surging Skipjacks ’seeing improvement all the way around’
NORTH EAST - Jay Covey would like to see a little more consistency from his Skipjacks. However, the Chesapeake College women’s volleyball team is becoming extremely consistent where it matters most - the end results.
Covey’s Skipjacks defeated host Cecil College, 25-16, 18-25, 25-21, and 29-27, Thursday night for the team’s fourth consecutive win. Chesapeake, which won only four matches all of last season, is now 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference.
"We’re seeing improvement all the way around, but we’re still too up-and-down in almost every match," said Covey, pointing to the 25-18 loss in the second set against Cecil. "Our blocking wasn’t there. If our blocking had been there, we probably would have ended it a little more quickly."
Even a tough taskmaster like Covey can’t find fault with the four-match winning streak.
"It certainly helps morale," said Covey.
The Skipjacks avoided a morale-busting loss in the third set after nearly letting a 24-14 lead evaporate while wasting seven set points. Chesapeake pulled out the third set and then worked overtime in the fourth set to claim the victory.
Verushka Perez (15 kills), Kyra Ringgold (14 kills, seven digs), and Jordan Glessner (10 kills, 17 digs) each finished in double figures in kills for the Skipjacks. Meanwhile, O’Sha Adams (23 set assists, seven kills) and Lexie Holder (22 set assists, eight aces) did an impressive job setting up the hitters.
"Lexie’s going to shoot up into the conference leaders (in aces) before the season’s over," predicted Covey. "She’s coming on strong in her serving and she’s becoming a better and better setter."
Chesapeake will attempt to extend its winning streak Thursday and Friday in road matches at CCBC-Catonsville and the College of Southern Maryland, respectively, before hosting Frederick Community College Saturday in a 2 p.m. match.
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