MOUNT VERNON — For their swan song, the seniors on the Mount Vernon boys volleyball team put on quite a performance.
Dan Tharp had six aces and 10 kills; Aaron Nixon had four aces and seven assists; and Jake Scott had four kills, an ace and two blocks to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 25-8, 25-10, 25-9 victory over Pickerington Central on Senior Night at The Hive on Tuesday.
“We just play our game to the best we can,” said Tharp. “It’s a game where we could put new stuff in. This is good experience for us.”
The victory was Mount Vernon’s sixth straight. It also clinched a share of the Ohio Capital Conference title.
The Tigers were overmatched from the start. Mount Vernon (15-4) jumped to a 13-3 lead on multiple kills by Levi Rhoades and a solid block by Scott. Drew Minton finished the set with three kills.
Central (4-12) finally put consecutive points together early in the second set, taking a 3-2 lead with back-to-back blocks. The Tigers actually held a 6-5 lead until the Jackets went on a 19-3 run to end any thoughts of a Central miracle.
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