Roughriders Survive Another Close Battle
On Friday night as Yavapai College celebrated the 50th birthday of their Roughrider mascot the volleyball team went to battle with 1st place Arizona Western College for the 2nd time in 10 days and came away with another 5 set victory. The match could not have been any closer with each team winning 2 of the first four sets by only 2 points each and 3 of those sets required extra points to be decided. The final scores were 26-24, 23-25, 27-29, 26-24, 15-12.
Sophomore libero Victoria McCarty came up huge with 34 digs and many of them came off of big swings by the Lady Matadors. McCarty also passed well (2.22) which helped start the offense on many plays. Offensively the Roughriders had 3 players accumulate double digit kills. Sophomore outside hitter Nynke de Vries had 22, freshman right side hitter added 14, and freshman middle blocker Lacie Tenney chipped in 10. Freshman setter Pilar Daugherty ran the offense effectively in pressure situations and contributed 52 assists and 18 digs.
The fans in Walraven Gym made their presence known throughout the match but especially in sets 4 and 5 when the Roughriders were in a do or die situation. Up next for the Roughriders is the Mile High battle Against Cancer on Tuesday evening in the Prescott Valley Events Center. After 3 matches between Prescott High School and Bradshaw mountain High School Yavapai will square off against Eastern Arizona College at 7:00 pm. All of the proceeds from t shirt sales and business sponsor ships will be donated to the Breast Care Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley.