Roughriders Upend Crosstown Rival Eagles
Yavapai took the short trip across Prescott to participate in the 4th annual Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer. All of the proceeds will be donated jointly by the Yavapai and Embry-Riddle Volleyball programs to the Breast Care Center at YRMC in Prescott Valley. The Roughriders started slowly only hitting 0.086 in the 1st set which they dropped 23-25. After set 1 the Roughriders continued to play better and increase their offensive productivity as they won the next 3 sets by scores of 25-18, 25-23, 25-15.
Defensively the Roughriders were solid with 71 team digs and 8 blocks. Freshman Hannah Semon led the back court defense with 20 digs and both freshman middle blockers, Bailey Anderson and Baylie Stephens led the team with 4 block assists each. Sophomore Jordan Tilley was 2nd on the team with 13 digs and added 47 assists.
When asked about the match Coach Shaver said “The cause (the fight against breast cancer) is the most important part of this night but coming away with a hard fought win is important for our team as well. I am extremely proud of how our team is not backing down when teams play their best against us, we just keep making adjustments and finding new ways to win.”
Yavapai will once again be on the road for their next match on Friday at 7:00 pm as they travel to Thatcher, AZ to battle with the Gila Monsters of Eastern Arizona College. Both teams are locked in a close race for a birth into the District C playoffs.