For only the second time since 1996, the Roughrider volleyball team will be going to the NJCAA Region I Division I Playoffs. The team earned the right Friday night with a victory over South Mountain Community College, 3-1 (23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-21). YC is now 25-13 overall and 7-5 in ACCAC play with two more matches remaining in the season. Yavapai will face #9 ranked Eastern Arizona College in the Region I Championship Match on Friday, October 30th in Thatcher with the winner advancing to the NJCAA District Championship on November 3rd at a site yet to be determined.
In Friday night’s match, Haley Shackelford scored 21 points on 20 kills and 1 ace, .358 hitting percentage and 11 digs. Jordan Anderson added 15 points on 12 kills and 2 aces with 16 digs. Rachel Lindley led the team with 44 assists and had 2 aces and 14 digs. Defensive Specialist Tia Agader had 23 digs.
YC plays at Chandler/Gilbert Community College on Saturday, October 24th beginning at 7:00 PM.