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Roughriders Survive Another Close Battle

On Friday night as Yavapai College celebrated the 50th birthday of their Roughrider mascot the volleyball team went to battle with 1st place Arizona Western College for the 2nd time in 10 days and came away with another 5 set victory. The match could not have been any closer with each team winning 2 of the first four sets by only 2 points each and 3 of those sets required extra points to be decided. The fin ...

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Roughriders Sweep Artichokes 3-0

On Wednesday evening the Yavapai Volleyball squad earned their 5th consecutive victory by beating Scottsdale CC 3-0. The set scores were 25-3, 25-18, 25-12. Yavapai's strong serving kept Scottsdale off balance as the team had a season high 12 service aces. Offensively the Roughriders were effective as they hit .205. The best hitting percentage was freshman middle blocker Lacie Tenney with .500 (5 kills, 0 e ...

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Volleyball Continues to Win in Dramatic Fashion

On Friday evening in a rowdy Walraven Gym the Roughriders earned their 4th straight victory. It was the 2nd win this week which required all 5 sets and extra points to decide. The win over #6 Glendale CC improves Yavapai's ACCAC record to 5-4 and their overall record to 14-8. It is also the team's 4th victory over a nationally ranked opponent. Yavapai started the night off sluggishly in set 1 as they fell 2 ...

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Yavapai Volleyball Takes Down #20 Arizona Western

On Wednesday night the Roughriders needed all 5 sets and extra points in the 5th to improve their ACCAC record to 4-4 (overall record of 13-8) but they did it by beating the Lady Matadors 22-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 21-19. Arizona Western entered the match undefeated in ACCAC play (6-0) and sporting a national ranking of #20. The entire match was close from start to finish with the biggest margin of victory ...

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Volleyball Earns a Tough Road Victory

On Friday the Roughrider volleyball squad made their second journey this season to Thatcher, AZ to take on ACCAC foe Eastern Arizona College. Yavapai entered the match with a 2-4 conference record while EAC sat in 2nd place with a 5-1 mark. The Roughriders took the match in 4 sets by scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24. Yavapai started the match on fire and forced the Gila Monsters to call a quick time out ...

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Roughriders Sweep Coyotes On The Road

On Friday evening the Yavapai volleyball squad traveled to Chandler-Gilbert CC and grabbed their second ACCAC victory with a 3-0 win (25-21, 26-24, 25-14). The Roughriders were well balanced between their offense and defense. The team hit .153, collected 51 digs, and 5 blocks. They also had 7 service aces to balance out their 7 service errors. Offensively freshman outside hitter Annie Harte was the only Rou ...

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Roughriders Fall to 1st Place Lady Matadors

Yavapai volleyball made the journey from Prescott to Yuma on Wednesday but did not return home with a win. The Roughriders managed to grab a set off of the 1st place Lady Matadors of Arizona Western College. (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 17-25) Yavapai's serve receive passing was not at it's best and that led to some struggles offensively. The team surrendered 11 receptions errors and could only muster a .081 hitti ...

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Roughriders Blank Thunderbirds in Volleyball Action

Yavapai took advantage of the friendly crowd in Walraven Gym on Friday night a they dispatched Mesa CC in 3 straight sets. The Roughriders used a strong .184 hitting percentage to grab their first ACCAC victory by scores of 25-19, 25-16, 25-18. Sophomore outside hitter Nynke de Vries led all Roughriders with 11 kills posting a strong .216 hitting percentage. She also chipped in 8 digs and 1 block. Fellow ou ...

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Volleyball Falls to 0-3 in ACCAC

On Wednesday evening Yavapai Volleyball traveled to Thatcher to battle the Gila Monsters of eastern Arizona College. Unfortunately the Roughriders did not bring their bring their best volleyball until they were down 2 sets to none. The team struggled both offensively and defensively and dropped the first 2 sets by scores of 11-25 and 19-25. In set 3 the Yavapai arms came alive and they played their best set ...

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Volleyball Bounces Back to Win Both Matches on Saturday in Las Vegas

After 2 losses on Friday to nationally ranked opponents the Roughriders showed true grit early on Saturday morning as they earned a hard fought victory over Utah State University - Eastern while playing in the Coyote Classic. The tournament was hosted by College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Against the Eagles the Roughriders came out strong with a balanced attack and took the first set 25-19. The second ...

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