The Yavapai College volleyball team is done with away games in 2022 and will play its final six regular season games at home, starting with two this week in Prescott.
Volleyball begins on Wednesday, October 12, inside of Walraven Gymnasium where the Roughriders will face the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters at 7 p.m. Two days later on Friday, October 14, YC matches up with the No. 4-ranked Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes at the same time and same place.
The Gila Monsters
Eastern Arizona comes into its matchup with YC at 16-8 overall and 4-3 in conference play. Since battling Yavapai to a five-set victory, the Gila Monsters have dropped three-consecutive contests: a five-set loss to Glendale, sweep from Scottsdale and four-set loss to Chandler-Gilbert.
The Fighting Artichokes
Ranked No. 4 in NJCAA DII, Scottsdale comes into its matchup with YC at 12-0 overall and 9-0 in the conference. In their 12 games this season, the Fighting Artichokes have only dropped three sets. Before heading to Prescott on Friday, Scottsdale will visit Mesa on Wednesday for a matchup with the Thunderbirds.
YC comes into its week of volleyball at 4-11 overall and 2-5 in conference play. After the aforementioned five-set battle against EAC, the Roughriders fell to Mesa in four sets, before being swept by Arizona Western last week.
– D.J. Irwin