Jordan Tilley Earns Volleyball Player of the Week Honors
On Sunday, after leading the Roughriders to road victories on Wednesday (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Friday (Eastern Arizona College) sophomore setter Jordan Tilley was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week.
Yavapai started the week with 2 solid practices then on Wednesday made the short journey to ERAU for the 4th annual Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer. After dropping the first set by 2 points (23-25) the Roughriders rebounded and closed out the match winning the next 3 sets (25-18, 25-23, 25-15). Tilley totalled 40 assists, 12 digs, and 2 service aces in the match.
On Friday Yavapai made the much longer journey to Thatcher, AZ to once again do battle with the Gila Monsters of EAC. As on the previous Friday it took all 5 sets for the Roughriders to secure the victory. The control of the match bounced back and forth between the two DI opponents until the 5th set when Yavapai took control early with a 4-2 lead and never looked back. The final scores were 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10. Jordan was strong all night and finished with 44 assists, 13 digs, and 1 service ace. An added bonus to Tilley’s game on Friday came with her improved offense. She earned 3 kills with 0 errors on 8 attempts for a hitting percentage of .375. The added offensive option in the setting position not only directly scored points but it kept the Eastern Arizona defense off balance.
Yavapai returns to the friendly confines of Walraven Gym at 7:00 pm on Wednesday as they for their 6th consecutive victory over the Aztecs of Pima College.