Volleyball Stumbles In Season Opener at Mesa
The Yavapai Volleyball team opened the 2016 season on the road at Mesa CC and did not return to Prescott with a win. The match went the distance with Yavapai losing 2-3 by scores of 25-19, 19-25, 21-25, 25-16, 10-15.
Cumulative for the match the Roughrider statistics were solid with the team hitting percentage at .190, 17.6 digs per set, 5 service aces to 7 service errors but those stats do not tell the whole story. Yavapai played 2 quality sets (1 and 4), 1 average set (3), and 2 poor sets (2 and 5). When asked, Coach Shaver stated “The inconsistency is what caused us to fall short tonight. Mesa played well throughout the match and deserved the win.”
Individually for Yavapai sophomore outside hitter Iva Alebic led the team offensively with 22 kills while hitting an effective .268, second was freshman right side hitter Kaytlin Yost with 10 kills while hitting .172. Sophomore setter Jordan Tilley accumulated 45 assists, 12 digs, and 2 kills. Defensively Yavapai was led by freshman libero Hannah Semon with 22 digs, Iva Alebic was second with 16, and freshman outside hitter Hailey Welch contributed 14 more.
The Roughrider returns the court for 4 matches this weekend as they attend the Coyote Classic in Las Vegas, NV with their first match starting at 3:00 pm against Snow College (UT). All matches in the Coyote Classic will be played at Legacy High School in North Las Vegas.