Roughriders Outlast Gila Monsters on the Road
On Friday night the volleyball team made the long journey to Thatcher, AZ to play league rival Eastern Arizona College. Yavapai earned a hard fought 5 set victory with scores of 25-20, 28-26, 18-25, 19-25, 15-9. After a solid performance in set 1 Yavapai had to battle from behind to take set 2 in extra points. Then Eastern Arizona tuned up the heat on Yavapai and forced a 5th set after wins in sets 3 and 4. Set 5 was a back and forth affair until the Roughriders took control at the side switch with an 8-6 lead. From that point on Yavapai played virtually error free volleyball and finished the match on a 7-3 run.
The Roughriders were led offensively by right side hitter Kaytlin Yost who totaled 17 kills (.204), 15 digs, 5 block assists, and 2 service aces. Libero Hannah Semon led the team defensively with 27 digs. Setter Jordan Tilley was 2nd with 21 digs as she earned another double / double with 38 assists.
The win is the 2nd consecutive road victory for Yavapai and improves their record to 5-4 in ACCAC competition and 11-9 overall. Next up for the Roughriders is the Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer at Embry-Riddle University at 7:00 pm on Wednesday October 5th.