Volleyball Team Beats Benton in Class 3A Regionals

Emma Klinkhammer and Alina Merlak

After an epic battle in set two, where the Mount Vernon edged out Benton Community 31-29, Mount Vernon went on to win in five sets.

Photos by Emma Klinkhammer and Alina Merlak

Natalie Welch spikes the ball in set two. The Mustangs won 31-29. Photo by Alina Merlak
Rory Light taps the ball in set two.
Anine Rhomberg and Camryn Ellison go up for a block in set two against Benton.
Summer Brand serves the ball in set 5. Brand had a nine point streak, including two aces, which helped the team win the 15-11 set. Photo by Emma Klinkhammer.
The team celebrates an ace by served up by Summer Brand, who also had 30 assists. Photo by Emma Klinkhammer.
The student section wore maroon and chanted continually during the games Oct. 17.
Camryn Ellison celebrates a great play with a leap in set five.
The Mustangs celebrate the win in five sets: Mount Vernon beat Benton in 3A Region 5 Volleyball Wednesday in 5 sets: 18-25, 31-29, 25-18, 18-25, 15-11. Photo by Emma Klinkhammer.
After the game, the students section forms a tunnel. Running through is Rory Light, who had 17 kills. Photo by Emma Klinkhammer.