Volleyball Drops 5 Setter
The Roughriders traveled to the home of the Aztecs in Tucson, AZ and played all 5 sets including extra points in the 5th but did not earn the victory. Yavapai lost by scores of 20-25, 25-6, 16-25, 25-16, 15-17. The loss drops Yavapai to 9-2 in conference matches and 16-6 overall.
Setter Jordan Tilley finished with 38 assists, 9 digs, and 1 block. The best offensive output came from middle blocker Shelby Mottram who finished with 12 kills, only 3 errors, on 23 attempts for a percentage of .391. Mottram also chipped in 5 blocks and 2 service aces. Sophomore outside hitters Kelsey Park and Ashley Preuss combined for 25 kills. Park finished with 14 (.158) and Preuss had a career high of 9 while playing on her birthday. 39 digs were collected by the defensive combination of Brooke Donnelly and Jaynalee Hoopai.
Yavapai returns to ACCAC action on Wednesday (10/21) at Phoenix College (7:00 pm). The Roughriders will finish the 2015 season with 4 consecutive home matches starting Friday (10/23) against Arizona Western at 7:00 pm as they look to remain the highest seed in the NJCAA DI Region 1 playoffs. If Yavapai wins 2 of their remaining 5 matches they will earn a 1st round bye in the Region 1 playoffs and host the Region 1 Championship match on Friday Novemeber 6th.