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Mount Vernon’s Alex Robinson (9) sets the ball for teammate Matt McManaway (15) during the second set in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match against Gahanna Lincoln. The Yellow Jackets lost in five.
Mount Vernon’s Alex Robinson (9) sets the ball for teammate Matt McManaway (15) during the second set in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match against Gahanna Lincoln. The Yellow Jackets lost in five. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 19, 2013 10:32 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets played a road game at The Hive on Thursday.

At least, it sounded like it.

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The boys volleyball team had to deal with a thunderous Gahanna Lincoln cheering section in Thursday’s Ohio Capital Conference match. The noise came to a crescendo in the fifth set, when the Lions overcame a 2-0 deficit to win, 21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-8.

It was the first time Mount Vernon (8-2) hit the court since being voted No. 1 in Division II by coaches around the state. And it was the first time all season that the team didn’t look like No. 1.

“They just outplayed us,” said Mount Vernon head coach Alan Cassell. “They outplayed us in those last three sets in every way possible.”

The Jackets misfired and lacked communication from the beginning. They gathered themselves for a pair of runs in the first two sets — both of which were long enough to hold off Gahanna Lincoln to take a two-sets-to-none advantage.

But the general feeling was that Mount Vernon would have to play better in order to pull it off.

 

 

 

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