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Dominant Lady Jags Win Fourth Straight Maryland State Title

If one word accurately sums up the Northwest Jaguars’ varsity volleyball program since 2014, that word would be dominant.

How dominant? Try three consecutive state championships, five consecutive appearances in the state tournament final and only two match losses over the past four years.

The Jags continued their dominance over the state of Maryland by winning their fourth consecutive state title, defeating Urbana 3-0 in the MPSSAA State Volleyball Tournament final at the University of Maryland’s Ritchie Coliseum in College Park Monday night.

“Congratulations to them,” head coach Stephanie Blake said. “[Rachael Bennett and Jenaisya Moore] are seniors, so every year that they’ve been in high school, they have won, so I think that’s an amazing accomplishment.” The Lady Jags had six total seniors, Morgan Lowrey, Nicole Reinikka, Taylor Wright, and Hanna Rim, along with Bennett and Moore.

While the Hawks (15-4) did put up a good fight, they were no match for the red-hot Jaguars (18-1), who had only dropped one set in all of their matches since their lone regular-season loss to Wootton on October 15.