Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Landon Ewers (20) spikes the ball while teammate Zach Thompson looks on during the second set of Friday’s match against Westerville Central.

MOUNT VERNON — Despite a record barely over .500 going into Friday’s match, the Mount Vernon boys volleyball team was voted 10th in the state.

One look at the schedule will tell you why.

The Yellow Jackets have beaten St. Charles, Archbishop Alter, Beavercreek and Walsh Jesuit and have lost to Olentangy (twice) and Elder — all ranked in the top 5 in the state in either Division I or Division II.

“We play super high-caliber teams that have won state championships. That’s where you see the great passing,” Mount Vernon coach Chad Sivewright said. “We are a very strong team with strong hitters. But, it takes that defensive mindset to take it to the next level.”

On Friday, Mount Vernon hosted Westerville Central, another traditionally solid team. Great all-around play by the Jackets led to a 25-20, 25-15, 25-16 sweep.

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