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Outmanned Skipjacks play hard in loss to Rockville
Knights show why they are ranked seventh in the country

ROCKVILLE – Juan Jose Amaya scored twice Tuesday as Montgomery College Rockville – ranked seventh in the country in NJCAA Division III – rolled to a 5-0 victory over scrappy but outmanned Chesapeake College.

George Beyiha and Arturo Garcia also scored for the Knights (10-1-3 overall, 7-1-1 league), who also benefited from an "own" goal allowed by the Skipjacks. Chesapeake head coach Mark Dennis – playing without three injured starters – was pleased with the effort shown by the Skipjacks.

"Our team played with tons of heart and the coach from Montgomery made it a point to come back over and say just that to me," said Dennis. "Also all three referees came over and said they were very impressed that our team kept playing as hard but clean all the way until the final whistle even though it was apparent they couldn’t win."

Chesapeake goalie Jeremy Wallace made 10 saves.

Hagerstown CC 3, Chesapeake 0

WYE MILLS – Zach Morgan scored two goals and assisted on Genc Sopa’s goal Friday afternoon as the Hawks turned back their hosts.

"We played pretty well for the most part," said Chesapeake head coach Mark Dennis, noting the "result was certainly not what we wanted."

Morgan scored early in each half, continuing a troubling defensive trend for the Skipjacks (2-7 overall, 2-6 Maryland JuCo).

"The two early goals (in each half) hurt," said Dennis. "The rest of the game we played pretty evenly with Hagerstown except for not finishing our opportunities. We have improved our possession, shape and movement greatly as the season has progressed, but we still panic a little and force the issue when we get near the attacking third of the field."

Chesapeake goalie Jeremy Wallace had seven saves for the Skipjacks.

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