MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets waited until their first home match to earn their first volleyball victory of the season.
The Jackets opened Ohio Capital Conference play on Tuesday with a 25-15, 25-17, 25-7 sweep of the visiting Franklin Heights Falcons at The Hive.
The match was a good opportunity for the Jackets (1-2) to get on the same page after dropping their first two matches on the road. Franklin Heights has not been a formidable opponent in recent years — though the Falcons showed on Tuesday that they’re rapidly improving.
“We saw a lot of positives tonight,” said Mount Vernon head coach Alan Cassell. “The players were communicating better. Of course, it’s always easier to have more fun when you’re winning.”
“We were kind of off in our last two games,” said senior Madi Montgomery. “This was good. It was a fresh start.”
When Franklin Heights managed a kill, it almost always led to a rally. The Falcons’ front netminders weren’t tall enough to win many battles, but they tipped enough balls over the net to carry momentum.
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