Volleyball Wins Conference Opener (3-0)
The Roughriders came out swinging and digging in their first ACCAC match of 2015. With the shout out Yavapai improved to 1-0 in conference and 2-3 overall.The Cougars of South Mountain clawed and fought from start to finish. 2 of the 3 sets were as close as possible with 2 point victories for Yavapai and the third was a 3 point win. The final scores were 25-23, 25-22, 27-25.
Sophomore libero, Brooke Donnelly was outstanding defensively with 22 digs, plus she chipped in 2 assists, and 1 service ace. Offensively Yavapai was led by freshman outside hitter, Iva Alebic with 14 kills. Iva also had 20 digs to anchor the middle of the defense. Sophomore middle blocker Paige Hamilton as second with 10 kills while hitting .400. Sophomore outside Kelsey Park was only 1 kill short of double digits with 9. Alos earning double digit dig totals were freshman libero Jaynalee Hoopai and freshman setter Jordan Tilley. Tilley also set the offense and collected 31 assist to go along with 2 service aces.
The Roughriders return action on Friday and Saturday at the College of Southern Nevada Coyote Classic in Las Vegas. Yavapai will play CSN in their program’s first ever match on Friday at 5:00 pm. On Saturday the Roughriders will play Utah State University – Eastern at 10:00 am and then complete the tournament with Victor Valley College (CA).