Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 22, 2013

Wayne City storms past Lady Rams

Owens tallies 15 kills for Mt. Vernon


The Lady Indians volleyball team erased an opening game loss to Mt. Vernon and rallied to win in three Tuesday night.

Wayne City won the match 16-25, 26-24, 25-18.

It's so weird because some of our players had a phenomenal game,” Mt. Vernon coach Angie Higgins said. “They were due. They've been struggling a little bit lately, and they played well.

I can't think of one thing that we did wrong that caused us to lose.”

Hannah Owens led the Mt. Vernon attack with 15 kills. Molly Koester added four, and Rachel Kirsch finished with three.

The decisive game bounced back and forth as both teams struggled for control. Eventually the Lady Indians emerged as they gained control late in the game.

With the game tied at 10, Wayne City edged in front. Mt. Vernon committed a carrying violation to put Wayne City up 11-10.

The Lady Indians never relinquished the lead. Molly Koester closed the gap 14-13 with a kill, but that was as close as the Lady Rams got.

Those key times,” Higgins said. “You just have to make sure you get the ball in and over the net, and we didn't do that tonight.”

Wayne City's Allison Bass finished the match with a pair of aces.

In the opening game, Mt. Vernon seized control late. With the game tied at 12, Mt. Vernon closed the game with a run. Owens knocked down a kill and followed with a pair of aces to put the Lady Rams up 20-14. Alexis Stewart provided more power in the serving game with two additional aces. Koester ended the game with a kill.

Wayne City bounced back in the second game with a 7-1 run that sap away Mt. Vernon's momentum.

I don't know why we dig ourselves a hole, almost every single game,” Higgins said. “We do a pretty good job generally digging ourselves out of it, but we just couldn't hold onto it tonight.”

Mt. Vernon battled back and took a 16-15 edge, but the Lady Indians clawed back in front and finished the game with a kill from Sara Green.

Mt. Vernon is 12-10 this season.

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