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Mount Vernon’s Jake Scott (13) prepares to return a serve from Pickerington Central while teammates Levi Rhoades (7), Matt McManaway (15) and Dan Tharp (4) look on in the first set of Tuesday’s match. The Yellow Jackets won in three.
Mount Vernon’s Jake Scott (13) prepares to return a serve from Pickerington Central while teammates Levi Rhoades (7), Matt McManaway (15) and Dan Tharp (4) look on in the first set of Tuesday’s match. The Yellow Jackets won in three. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
May 1, 2013 11:03 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — For their swan song, the seniors on the Mount Vernon boys volleyball team put on quite a performance.

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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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