Spikers Fare Well In Opening Tournament
The Lady Rider Volleyball team had an impressive showing at the highly competitive New Mexico Military Institute Invitational this past weekend. On Friday, YC opened up with a victory over Pratt CC, 2-1 and dropped the afternoon match to New Mexico Military Institute 0-2.
This morning, the lady spikers beat Otero Junior College, CO 2-0 and Vernon College, TX 2-0 to conclude Pool Play. Later in the day, Yavapai faced Garden City CC, KS 3-0 (24-17, 25-17, 25-21) to advance to the semi-final match against the #2 ranked team in the pre-season NJCAA poll, Frank Phillips College, TX. The Lady Riders put up a courageous fight; however fell to the Plainswomen 3-0 (23-25, 20-25, 17-25). YC is now 4-2 on the young season.
The ladies will head north as they participate in the Salt Lake City Community College Invitational on Friday and Saturday, August 29th and 30th. The home opener for Yavapai will be September 5th as they play host to Glendale Community College. The match will be held in the Storm Center on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott beginning at 7:00 PM.