ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Volleyball team picked up two region wins on Tuesday night, August 30, defeating the King's Ridge Christian School Tigers 2-0 [25-18/25-15] before taking down the Galloway School Scots 2-0 [25-23/25-21] at the Upper Campus Gymnasium.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 10-5 lead in the first set and kept the Tigers at bay while withstanding a late run.
In the second set, the Mustangs and Tigers were knotted at 9-9 before closing the set and the match out on a 16-6 run.
Sophia Van Name led the team in assists (22) and aces (3),Claire Jacobsen in kills with eight, and Kate Dawson in digs with six.
Overall Mount Vernon totaled eight aces, 22 kills, 22 assists, and 31 digs.
In the nightcap, the Mustangs battled the Galloway Scots in a back-and-forth affair.
Mount Vernon trailed 9-4 in the first set before calling a timeout to set up an exciting run to the finish.
After the break, the Mustangs clamped down, securing an 11-3 run to take a 15-12 lead late in the first set.
Mount Vernon pushed the lead to 24-18, but the Scots roared back to within one at 24-23 before the Mustangs closed the deal to take the first set.
In the second set, the Scots got up early 7-2, but that didn't crush the Mustang spirit.
Mount Vernon tied the match at 10-10 with an 8-3 run and closed it out for good with a 15-10 spurt.
Abby Etheridge led the squad with five aces while Lauren Bell totaled 10 kills.
Van Name finished with 21 assists and Dawson paced the squad in digs with six.
Mount Vernon is back on the court on Thursday, Sept. 1, hosting a tri-match against Elite Scholars and Riverwood.
Matches are set to start at 5:30 p.m.
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