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Lady Spartans overpower Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartans have one more game for the title.
Solon’s varsity volleyball paid back a debt to the Mount Vernon Mustangs last week and will face sixth-ranked West Delaware for the WaMaC East championship.
The Lady Spartans thumped Mount Vernon last Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Mount Vernon, 25-15, 25-12, 25-16. It was the first time Solon has defeated the Mustangs in four years, including some postseason games which prevented the Lady Spartans from advancing to the state tournament.
“The girls were very excited post-win,” said Head Coach Kurt Trout. “Overall, we played a very sharp game.  Rylee Smith’s defense was able to trigger the tempo offense, and we kept them off-balance all night. We did a very good job pressuring them and kept them from generating momentum.”
Kelsey Cave led the team with nine kills, while Kelsey Hinrichs had seven kills and 12 assists. Emma Rickels had 10 assists and Smith had 10 digs.
The win moved Solon to 22-1 and 7-0 in conference play, as well as the No. 2 ranking in Class 3A.
The Lady Spartans face West Delaware Tuesday, Oct. 4 (subsequent to the publication of this edition), to close out the regular season.
After the WaMaC tournament next week, Solon will begin regional play, hosting a first round game with Williamsburg Monday, Oct. 24.