MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon volleyball team sent its five seniors out in style Thursday.
The Yellow Jackets honored Jordan Hoag, Ryan McManaway, Corrick Croswell, Ryan Yarger and Brandon Grabow before the game, then watched as those five led a dismantling of visiting DeSales, 25-12, 25-8, 25-17.
“It was a good way to send out the seniors,” said Mount Vernon coach Chad Sivewright. “All of them have really stepped up this year. They’ve really come together and are peaking at the right time. They’ve grown and gotten better each year. They will really be missed.”
The Jackets (19-1) wasted little time setting the tone, scoring the first three points of the match on kills by Croswell and Landon Ewers. A 6-0 run a few minutes later put the game away.
After allowing the first point of the second set, the Jackets took control with some solid serving. Grabow had two aces in a 5-0 run that helped turn the tide in the Jackets’ favor.
“All year, we’ve been super aggressive when it comes to serving. Basically, we’re saying, ‘be aggressive and go after it,’” Sivewright said. “We don’t want to get away from this. We have confidence in our selves and just go out and rip it.”
DeSales’ pride showed up in the third set, as the Stallions came out fired up and took a 14-10 lead. But, a 15-3 run by the Jackets finished the game off in style.
The Jackets will travel to Olentangy for a quad on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. They will find out their tournament seed and opponent on Monday.