Volleyball’s 10 Match Win Streak Snapped by Arizona Western
Unfortunately on Wednesday evening the Roughriders were unable to extend their winning streak to 11 matches as they fell to the Lady Matadors 0-3. The loss drops the team’s ACCAC record to 11-5 which is good enough for a 3rd place finish in the conference. The team’s overall record is now 18-10.
In the 1st set Arizona Western came out with their offense firing on all cylinders and Yavapai struggled because of too many reception and attacking errors which led to a score of only 15-25. In the 2nd set Yavapai eliminated many of the problems from the 1st set and found themselves in a 23-23 tie late in the set. Unfortunately Arizona Western was able to score 2 points and take the important 2nd set 23-25. In the 3rd set Yavapai continued to battle as aseveral players saw court time. Yavapai was unable to put enough of their attacks on the floor for kills so they ended up losing the set 21-25.
As the ACCAC finishes conference play this Friday Yavapai will use their bye to prepare for the District C Playoffs. The Roughriders have earned the #2 seed and will host the #3 seeded Gila Monsters of Eastern Arizona College on Wednesday (11/2) night at 7:00 pm. The winner will advance to face Arizona Western in the District C Championship match in Yuma, AZ on Friday (11/4) at 7:00 pm.