Volleyball Earns a Win Over Sheridan
Yavapai improved their season record to 1 – 2 with their first win of the season over Sheridan College (CO). The Roughriders won the first set in extra points 27-25. It was a back and forth battle with Yavapai playing consistently through out the set.
Sheridan College came out playing their best in set 2 and won by the score of 21-25. Yavapai then turned the table and won set 3 by the same score (25-21) and took the lead in the match 2 – 1.
In the 4th set Yavapai built a small lead early and then maintained it throughout as Sheridan fought back several times to get within 2 points. Eventually Yavapai earned the win with score of 25-20.
Yavapai’s offense was more balanced with Kaytlin Yost as the team leader in kills with 14. Next was Iva Alebic with 13 and thrid was Baylie Stephens with 9. The Roughriders were also strong and balanced defensively totaling 64 digs (16 per set). Leading the way was Hannah Semon with 18 and Iva Alebic completed her double / double with 14 digs.
Earlier in the day Yavapai dropped their first match of the Coyote Classic with a 3 set loss to Snow College (UT). Next up for Yavapai as they continue the tournament in Las Vegas is Utaha State University – Eastern (9:00) and Lee College (TX) at 12:00. Yavapai plays their first home match of the season on Thursday (9/1) at 7:00 pm against Eastern Arizona College.