Roughrider Volleyball Earns a Tough Road Victory
After a nine day lay off Yavapai Volleyball traveled to Thatcher, AZ to take on the Gila Monsters of eastern Arizona College in a DI ACCAC showdown. The Roughriders returned home with the 3-1 victory posting scores of 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19.
Yavapai was effective offensively posting a team hitting percentage of .229. The two sophomore middle blockers, Paige Hamilton and Shelby Mottram led the way hitting .600 and .400 respectively. The duo in the middle combined for 25 of Yavapai’s 53 kills in the match. Freshman setter Jordan Tilley delivered the ball to Hamilton, Mottram and the rest of the Roughriders as she collected 49 assists.
Defensively Yavapai was solid blocking the Gila Monsters 16 times with Shelby Mottram leading the way with 6 blocks. Freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic led the Roughriders with 13 digs. Liberos Brooke Donnelly and Jaynalee Hoopai both chipped in 10 digs each.
Yavapai will return to ACCAC competition on Wednesday as the travel to take on Chandler-Gilbert at 7:00 pm.