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Allegany knocks off Hawks in five

October 10, 2002|by JACK HILL III

It all came down to the deciding fifth game between Hagerstown Community College and visiting Allegany College in Maryland JuCo Conference women's volleyball action Wednesday night.

The Trojans held slim 7-6 lead over the Hawks in game five, before Amanda Clites served seven straight points to boost Allegany's lead to 14-6.

After giving up a point on a sideout, Allegany (8-2, 5-2) got the match point, after Hagerstown (13-11, 5-3) lost possession on a sideout, to win 23-30, 30-19, 16-30, 30-28, 15-7 and move into fourth place in the conference standings.

"It was the first time that we ever beat Hagerstown in a volleyball match," Allegany coach Linda Mellon said. "During the first three games, both teams were either up or down. The fourth game was very close. I am glad that our girls were able to pull out that win. We had a pretty big lead in the fifth game. We made an all-out effort. When that lead got bigger, that helped our girls' confidence."

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Crystal Yoder and Lindsey Deem had 13 service points each, while Clites added 10 service points with six aces for Allegany. Courtney Kessel had 14 assists and Yoder added 11 assists for the Trojans, while Tara Emerick had 13 kills.

Chelsea Jolliffe racked up 58 assists and 11 service points, while Emily Beecher had 31 digs, 15 kills and 12 service points to pace Hagerstown. Amanda Storms added 29 digs and 11 kills, Harmony Wilson had 13 service points and nine kills, Melanie Whitt got 11 digs and eight kills, Mandy Myers had 13 kills, Cary McGuire had 15 digs and Lauren Resh had nine digs for the Hawks.

"We just have to work on the important fundamentals," Hagerstown coach Beth Domenico said.

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