MOUNT VERNON — Tuesday played out like it has all season long for the Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket volleyball team.
“It is kind of the story of our year,” said Mount Vernon head coach Alan Cassell. “We have our run of three or four points that kind of go against us and we lose our focus.”
This time, the Jackets unraveled in their Ohio Capital Conference match against the Capital Division’s top team, the Olentangy Braves. After stumbling early, the host Jackets showed what they were capable of in the third set, only to fall in the final set, 17-25, 19-25, 28-26, 7-25.
“I didn’t think we communicated very well today,” said Cassell. “We didn’t cover very well with our hitters. We got blocked quite a bit, so some balls hit the floor we should have been picking up. They’re a good team and there’s a reason they are in first place.”
The Jackets got a good bit of resistance at the net, especially in the first set, where shots from Katelyn Dufur and Jessica Dufur were blocked by Olentangy’s Kaitlin Kelly and Madison Griffin.
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