After four tough matches Saturday, the Southmont Lady Mounties were right back in action Monday as they hosted South Vermillion.

The Mounties lost a tough first set but bounced to win the match in four sets, 24-26, 25-20, 28-26 and 25-16.

“We played four really tough matches on Saturday.” Mountie head coach Lauran Nichols said. “So, it was nice to see them bounce back tonight.”

The Wildcats wasted no time jumping out to a quick 8-2 lead in the first set. However, the Mounties kept chipping away and took a 24-22 lead. South Vermillion won the last four points to take set one.

With the second set tied at 10, the Mounties pulled away late, when Lilly Ward recorded two kills, including the set winner, to tie the match at one.

The third set was back and forth. Southmont led 24-18 and was on the verge of taking control of the match when the Wildcats scored the next seven points to take a 25-24 lead. Again, a kill by Ward tied it at 25, and the Mounties would go on to win the set 28-26.

“I told the girls it wasn’t our best night, but we had a lot of contributions from different people.” Nichols said. “Last year, we would’ve given up after that first set, so I was glad to see them push through.”

Leading 14-13 in the fourth, Veda Emerson recorded three aces, to extend the Mountie lead to 19-13, and kills by Ward and Kasey Burton sealed the win for Southmont.

Emma Kinkead led the Mounties with eight kills, while Ward, Emerson and Alexis Nelson all had seven. Karsyn Neff had 17 digs, while Kaylee VanCleave and Macy Wells each had 14.

The Mounties (9-16, 2-3 SAC) are back in action Thursday when they host Rockville.