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Roughriders Sweep Thunderbirds 3-0

On Wednesday evening the Roughriders produced their first 3-0 sweep of an ACCAC opponent. The final scores were 25-19, 25-19, 25-21. Both Yavapai outside hitters, freshman Nynke de Vries and sophomore Jailynn Butler had strong offensive outputs for the Roughriders in their home match against # 12 ranked Mesa CC. Nynke finished with a team high 18 kills and .222 hitting percentage and Jailynn added 11 kills ...

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Volleyball Battles to a 5 Set Victory Over #17 Arizona Western College

The Roughriders traded wins in the first 4 sets with the Matadors of Arizona Western College on Friday night in Walraven Gym. Then as they started set 5 things did not look good for Yavapai as they fell behind 0-4. Then the Roughriders played their best volleyball of the long match and took control midway through the 5th set. The final scores were 25-17, 14-25, 27-25, 17-25, 15-9. The Roughriders were led d ...

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Roughirders Fall to Gauchos 2-3

Too many unforced errors was the story of the night for Yavapai as undefeated Glendale came to town. Yavapai fell to 6-8 overall and 1-1 in ACCAC competition. After taking a 2 sets to 0 lead (25-23, 25-23) Yavapai came up short in sets 3-5 (18-25, 30-32, 13-15). As a team the Roughriders totaled 57 kills, 12 service aces, 11 blocks, and 66 digs. Unfortunately their 10 service errors, 29 attacking errors, an ...

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Volleyball Beats Casper but Falls to Southern Idaho

In the team's third match at the Star Invitational hosted by the College of Southern Idaho Yavapai came out strong going up 2 sets to none. The Roughriders won by scores of 25-16 and 25-18. Then Yavapai started to lose their offensive rhythm and too many errors led to losses in sets 3 and 4 (23-25 and 19-25). Luckily the Roughriders again found that rhythm in set 5 and won in dominant fashion 15-5. Sophomor ...

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Volleyball Drops 2 Matches on Day 1 at Star Invitational

The Roughriders started Saturday by playing their best sets of the year against #5 Salt Lake CC but it wasn't quite enough as they lost 23-25 and 26-28. Yavapai led 24-20 in the 2nd set but could not find the kill it needed to win the set. Unfortunately the etam could not maintain the high level of play and dropped the 3rd set 14-25. Individual highlights included freshman outside hitter Nynke de Vries with ...

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Volleyball Narrowly Misses Going 2-0 on Saturday

Despite scoring more points than Utah State University-Eastern (114-104) Yavapai lost the match 2 sets to 3. Each of the 3 sets Yavapai lost was by 2 points but their 2 set wins were by a combined 16 points. The morning loss on day 2 of the newly named Dalton Overstreet Invitational did not dampen the effort of the Roughriders as they took on the Coyotes of Southern Nevada in the afternoon. Yavapai won the ...

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Roughriders Go 1-1 in First Day of the Dalton Overstreet Invitational

After beating Eastern Arizona College on Thursday night the Roughriders continued their winning ways beating Colorado Northwestern CC 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-16). Four players finished with 6 kills each; sophomore outside hitter Jailynn Butler (pictured), sophomore right side hitter Kaytlin Yost, freshman right side hitter Nynke de Vries, and sophomore middle blocker Bailey Anderson. Freshman libero Victoria ...

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Volleyball Starts Conference Play With a Dramatic Come From Behind Win

The Roughriders started their first ACCAC match in a hole by dropping the first 2 sets by scores of 23-25 and 24-26. Then after a brief intermission Yavapai stormed out to take set 3 by a score of 25-17 with a match high 15 kills. The team then followed that win up with a 4th set victory (25-17) by hitting a match high .225. When the 5th and deciding set started it was a back forth affair with the Gila Mons ...

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Volleyball Finishes Opening Weekend in Las Vegas 2-2

To open the 2017 season the Roughriders traveled to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the Coyote Classic hosted by the College of Southern Nevada. The squad returned home to Prescott on Sunday with 2 wins and 2 losses. Yavapai took on one of the best programs in the country right out of the gate when they played #8 College of Southern Idaho. Unfortunately the Golden Eagles were too much for the Roughriders wh ...

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10 Roughriders Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

Not only do the Roughriders excel on the playing field but these Yavapai College Student-Athletes exceled in the classroom as well. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released their NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. Ten Roughriders earned the national academic honors based on their achievements in the classroom. NJCAA Website Named to the First Team was freshman volleyball player ...

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