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Roughriders Survive a Battle With the Bears

On Yavapai College "Staff Appreciation" night the Roughriders gave the crowd all the volleyball possible. After a solid performance in set 1 (25-18) the Roughriders struggled in the next 2 sets losing by scores of 22-25 and 20-25. However, with their backs against the wall the squad started set 4 with a bang and jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back finishing the set 25-15. Lately Yavapai has perfo ...

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Iva Alebic Earns Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

On Monday, after leading the Roughriders to victories on Wednesday (Pima CC) and Friday (South Mountain CC) sophomore outside hitter Iva Alebic was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week. On Wednesday Iva helped lead the Roughriders to their 6th consecutive win with a 3-1 victory over the Aztecs. Alebic was tops on the team offensively with 22 kills and in points scored as she contributed 23 total points. She al ...

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Volleyball Battles Back From Down 0-2 on the Road to Win 7th Consecutive

The Roughriders got off to a slow start at South Mountain CC on Friday night. Early in set 1 they found themselves down 8-3 after an 8-0 point run by the Cougars. In the middle of set 1 Yavapai started to find some offensive rhythm but fell 2 points short of the victory as they lost 23-25 behind a team hitting percentage of .174. Set 2 was not any better as Yavapai could only muster 7 kills to go along with ...

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Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to 6 Consecutive

The Roughriders took advantage of playing at home for the first time in 2 weeks as they came out strong and dominated the first 2 sets against Pima winning by a combined 21 points (25-15, 25-14). Unfortunately Yavapai could not take advantage of the 2-0 lead as they dropped the 3rd set 21-25. As they have done most of the season after dropping a set they rebound with a strong effort and closed out the match ...

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Jordan Tilley Earns Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

On Sunday, after leading the Roughriders to road victories on Wednesday (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Friday (Eastern Arizona College) sophomore setter Jordan Tilley was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week. Yavapai started the week with 2 solid practices then on Wednesday made the short journey to ERAU for the 4th annual Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer. After dropping the first set by 2 po ...

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Volleyball Makes It 4 Road Victories in a Row

The Roughrider Volleyball squad traveled to Thatcher, AZ for the 2nd time in 8 days and again returned home with a 5 set victory over the Gila Monsters. The two teams traded set wins with Yavapai winning the 1st (25-21), 3rd (25-22), and 5th (15-10). Eastern Arizona College won the 2nd (20-25) and 4th (22-25). Yavapai's offensive output was strong most of the match with an overall hitting percentage of .233 ...

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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 ...

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Roughriders Outlast Gila Monsters on the Road

On Friday night the volleyball team made the long journey to Thatcher, AZ to play league rival Eastern Arizona College. Yavapai earned a hard fought 5 set victory with scores of 25-20, 28-26, 18-25, 19-25, 15-9. After a solid performance in set 1 Yavapai had to battle from behind to take set 2 in extra points. Then Eastern Arizona tuned up the heat on Yavapai and forced a 5th set after wins in sets 3 and 4. ...

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Roughriders Transformed Into Road Warriors

The Volleyball squad traveled to Phoenix on Wednesday evening and returned to Prescott with a shutout victory over the Artichokes. Yavapai won by scores of 25-18, 26-24, 25-16. Yavapai's offense combined 37 kills, only 10 errors, on 113 attempts for a strong hitting percentage of .239. Kill leaders were right side hitter Kaytlin Yost with 10 (.222) and outside hitter Iva Alebic with 9 (.135). Freshman outsi ...

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Volleyball Wins 3-1 at Home

The Roughriders started the match against the Coyotes on fire by building a lead of 8-0 behind sophomore setter Jordan Tilley's tough serving. Yavapai continued to dominate the first set as they hit .281 (12 kills, 3 errors 32 attempts) and finished the set with a score of 25-14. The 2nd set was a different story as Yavapai only hit .159 (14 kills, 7 errors, 44 attempts) which helped the Coyotes come away w ...

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