Yavapai Volleyball Wins Conference Road Challenge
On Wednesday the Roughriders made the long journey to Thatcher, AZ for the 2nd time this season and returned home with their 2nd victory. Yavapai won the match 3 sets to 1 with scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-19, 25-17.
Three different attackers hit over .300 for the Roughriders. Sophomore middle blocker Paige Hamilton led the way hitting an outstanding .600 with 14 kills and only 2 errors. Next was sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Park at .389 with 9 kills and only 2 errors. Sophomore middle blocker Shelby Mottram was close behind at .375 with 8 kills and also only 2 errors. The effective attacking was a large factor to Yavapai’s success. Freshman outside hitter Iva Alebic had the most kills with 19 but also had 11 errors (.114).
Sophomore libero Brooke Donnelly was the key defensively with 29 digs and she added 2 service aces. Freshman libero Jaynalee Hoopai also reached double digit digs with 10 as she made some great defensive stops late in sets. Freshman setter Jordan Tilley ran the offense and earned 45 assists, 12 digs, and chipped in 3 kills.
The Roughriders will return to the road for another ACCAC DI showdown with Central Arizona at 7:00 pm on Friday in Coolidge, AZ.