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Volleyball Opens Conference Play With Road Sweep Of South Mountain

 Volleyball Opens Conference Play With Road Sweep Of South Mountain

The Yavapai College volleyball team headed down to the valley for its first conference game of the 2022 season, a matchup with the South Mountain Community College Cougars, and left with its first sweep of the season. 

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On the young season, the Roughriders are now 2-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Set one was the most competitive set of the night as YC narrowly led 7-5 and 16-13 after the first two timeouts. Later in the set, freshman middle blocker Ella Simon aced one over the net for a 19-14 lead as the Roughriders started to take control. 

Sophomore middle blocker Keyaira Gravitt then began to dominate the blocking game at the net and freshman libero Kaylee Torres had a flashy one-handed dig that helped the Roughriders secure their 25th point in their 25-17 set-one victory. 

In set two, the Roughriders jumped out to an 8-1 lead with big kills from freshman right hitter Allison Birtcil and sophomore outside hitter Kate Allan and didn’t look back as they cruised to a 25-19 victory. 

Looking for a sweep, YC dominated the third set and led 16-4 after a South Mountain timeout. After the break, freshman outside hitter Abby Whatton aced one over the net for a 17-4 lead that eventually turned into a 25-10 win to clinch the sweep. 

Up Next

The Roughriders are back in action next Wednesday (September 14) at 7 p.m. on the road in Chandler, Arizona, where they will face the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Coyotes. 

– D.J. Irwin

September 2022


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