MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School boys volleyball team moved one step closer to its goal of an undefeated Ohio Capital Conference season on Thursday night with a three-game win over Pickerington Central. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Tigers, 25-6, 25-9 and 25-21, improving to 17-2 on the season.
“We came out and got off to a good start in the first couple of games, and then we took care of things in the third game,” said Mount Vernon assistant coach Allen Culbertson. “We did a good job.”
“This feels good,” said Mount Vernon senior Ben Miglin. “We knew they wouldn’t be our toughest competition, but we still came out, played hard and got away with another league win.
“This is a big step (toward the title). We’ve won the OCC title the last couple of years, and we want to do that again.”
Mount Vernon jumped out on top early, opening Game 1 on a 13-3 run. Kills by Miglin, Chris Omahan, Carter Cassell and Chris Ingersol fueled the run. Two unforced errors gave Pickerington Central a pair of points, but that was all for naught as the Tigers couldn’t muster any offense against the Jackets. Mount Vernon closed the game with a 12-1 run to win 25-6. The only point the Tigers got came on a net violation by the Jackets.