Iva Alebic Earns Volleyball Player of the Week Honors
On Monday, after leading the Roughriders to victories on Wednesday (Pima CC) and Friday (South Mountain CC) sophomore outside hitter Iva Alebic was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week.
On Wednesday Iva helped lead the Roughriders to their 6th consecutive win with a 3-1 victory over the Aztecs. Alebic was tops on the team offensively with 22 kills and in points scored as she contributed 23 total points. She also posted a strong hitting percentage of .231. Iva was 2nd on the team defensively with 13 digs and added 1 service ace. Yavapai won the match with scores of 25-15, 25-14, 21-25, 25-21.
On Friday the team went in search of their 7th consecutive victory as they traveled to Phoenix to do battle with the Cougars. They accomplished their objective as they won the match 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-6). Again Iva led the Roughriders in kills and points with 21 and 25.5 respectively. She only had 4 hitting errors total in the 5 set match which led to an even stronger hitting percentage of .288. In the defensive category of digs she was 3rd on the team with 16. In Friday’s match Alebic also contributed to the win with service aces and 3 block assists.
The 5 set victory, after being down 0-2 helped Yavapai jump into 3rd place overall in the ACCAC. The team’s overall record has improved to 15-9 with a conference record of 8-4. The Roughriders will look to continue their current winning streak as they play 3 home matches this week.
Wednesday – Phoenix College (7:00)
Friday – Central Arizona College (7:00)
Saturday – Central Arizona College (3:00)