Gila Monsters Bite Spikers
In a rematch of last season’s NJCAA Region I Division I Title Match, the Roughrider volleyball team fell to Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher Wednesday night 3-1 (19-25, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25). YC falls to 4-1 on the season and 0-1 in ACCAC play. EAC improves to 4-1 and 1-0.
Playing in front of a hostile crowd, the lady spikers found it difficult to gain momentum in the match. After dropping the first two games, YC responded with a well played third game to close the deficit to one, but the defending Region champs killed the Yavapai rally in the fourth game to hand the Roughriders their only loss on the young season.
All-Region I player Haley Shackelford led the Riders with 11 kills and sophomore Rachel Lindley had 4 aces.
The team’s home opener will be Friday, September 3rd against Pima Community College. Yavapai beat the Lady Aztecs in their only meeting last season, 3-0. The first serve will be at 7:00 PM.