Roughriders Advance to National Semi-Final with 7-2 Win
Yavapai College defeated long-time traditional rival Mercer County Community College, 7-2, Wednesday afternoon in the second of two matches of group play in the 2017 National Championship Tournament. YC is now 23-2-3 on the year. The victory marks the 108th all-time post season victory for the Green and Gold and secures their 19th final four finish.
Yavapai and Mercer have met 10 previous times with 6 of those matches being played for the National Title. All previous meetings were played outside the state of Arizona.
4th minute – Ricardo Nunez-Arellano assisted by John Scearce
17th minute – David Gandara assisted by Ziyad Fares
22nd minute – Mercer
27th minute – David Gandara assisted by Jose Perez Flores
57th minute – William Baynham assisted by Jose Perez Flores
59th minute – Jose Perez Flores unassisted
66th minute – John Scearce assisted by Angel Lujan
74th minute – Mercer
84th minute – Angel Lujan unassisted
YC advances to the National Semi-Final round with today’s victory. Yavapai will face the defending National Champions Tyler Junior College. Yavapai owns a 4-0-0 record against the Apaches facing them in 1991, 1995, 1996 and 2006. Tyler will be seeking their sixth national title and YC will be searching for their eighth crown and 14th national championship game appearance since 1990.
Friday’s match will begin at 3:00 PM at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.