MOUNT VERNON — A rivalry has the tendency to bring out the best in competitors.
But, if the rivalry is one-sided, is it still a rivalry?
The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets didn’t have time to worry about an answer. Tuesday, they spent their time making short work of the Delaware Hayes Pacers.
The Jackets took advantage of multiple Hayes errors and put up several impressive runs to sweep the Pacers, 25-15, 25-13, 25-18.
“Honestly, we didn’t really know they were our rivals,” said Mount Vernon’s Haley Burnside. “Most of us, we don’t look at it that way. We look at it as if they’re another team. Let’s go out and beat them.”
The Jackets had spent the offseason working on communication on the court, and it showed Tuesday. There were few instances in which no one knew where the play was going. The chatter was constant and, at times, was louder than the cheers of the home crowd.
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