"That was a lesson for us, that we're not good enough to turn the switch on-and-off at will," Hutchins added.
Neither was Viewmont (6-5), at the beginning of the match, quick to turn the switch to the 'on' position.
It wasn't until sophomore Abi Jewett and senior Lillie Peterson started clicking that the Vikings were able to extricate themselves from a slow start. Jewett finished with eight kills and three blocks while Peterson had nine kills, many from the back row, and a block.
Another Viewmont contributor, middle Megan Carr, made a key block in the third set to tie the score at 27. That was followed by a Kensie Wood ace for the visitors, but Skyline (15-9) forced another deadlock on a kill by Cameron Mooney — the Eagles' leader with 15 kills.
But the Eagles committed hitting errors on the last two points of the third set and that trend only intensified over the last two sets as Viewmont rolled to easy wins in the fourth and fifth.
"We didn't really come out the first two sets, but we did the last three and that's all that really matters," Peterson said. "We just need to start a little faster."
Viewmont figures to be in a Region 2 battle with the likes of Davis, Layton and Syracuse for postseason berths.
"We have the potential to take region this year. We took second last year," Peterson said. "This year, we're definitely aiming for first."