MOUNT VERNON — In their first home match of 2012, some of the members of the Mount Vernon girls volleyball team admitted they were a bit nervous.
If so, it didn’t show.
The Yellow Jackets took to their home court Thursday and outplayed Watkins Memorial in virtually every facet of the game, coming away with a 25-12, 25-16, 25-16 victory in Ohio Capital Conference play.
“I think the team chemistry this year is phenomenal,” said Mount Vernon head coach Alan Cassell. “Whether they’re sitting on the bench or they’re playing. And they’re very aggressive. That showed tonight.”
Mount Vernon played well no matter who was in. However, the team’s best success came with Olivia Kight serving. Kight led the team with five aces to go along with four digs.
“We lost a lot of senior players, and they were the core of our team, so it’s like starting over,” said Kight. “I think we’re doing a great job. It takes a lot of practice.”
As team libero, Kight bears a responsibility to keep the team focused.
“It’s an honor, because only one girl gets it,” said Kight. “You have to work hard.”