Volleyball Falls to Eastern Arizona in Mile High Battle Against Cancer
On a night that saw the Prescott Valley Events Center fill with pink and volleyball action the Yavapai volleyball team was unable to extend their 6 match winning streak. The Roughriders never really found their rhythm against the Gila Monsters and seemed out of sorts both offensively and defensively as the team only managed a .078 hitting percentage and 69 digs. the final scores were 12-25, 16-25, 29-27, 11-25.
Sophomore outside hitter Nynke de Vries and freshman middle blocker Lacie Tenney were the only Roughriders to reach double digit kills with 12 and 10 respectively. An offensive spark was lit by freshman outside hitter Zeleya Loop (pictured at right) who came off the bench and knocked down 6 kills. Sophomore libero Victoria Mccarty had a solid match with 18 digs and freshman libero Brenda Gomez chipped in 9 digs as she saw action in the 3rd and 4th sets.
Preceding the collegiate match Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott High Schools played their final regular season contest with the Bears of Bradshaw Mountain winning all 3 matches against the Badgers. All 4 schools came together to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer by selling t shirts and collecting sponsorship from local businesses. The volleyball teams would like to thank the following sponsors who helped make this event a huge success; NAZ Suns, Safeway, AZ Cap Co., Barrett Propane, Marriott Residence Hotels, My Kid’s Dentist, Lee’s Right Way Market, Patterson Orthodontics, Chick – fil – A at Prescott Valley Crossroads, Prescott Orthodontics. All of the proceeds from the Mile High Battle Against Cancer will be donated to the Breast Care Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley.
The Roughriders will return to action for their final ACCAC match on Friday night against Phoenix College in Walraven gym at 7:00 pm. After the match the team will honor their 4 sophomores.