Hosting the 2022 Dalton Overstreet Invitational Tournament, the Yavapai College volleyball team matched up with the No. 3-ranked Snow College Badgers on Friday afternoon inside of Walraven Gymnasium.
After falling in four sets last night against No. 2-ranked NMMI, the Roughriders were swept by the Badgers on Friday, moving their overall record to 1-4.
Hanging with the Badgers every step of the way in set one, freshman setter Anna Bolich tallied back-to-back kills to bring the score to 19-17 in favor of Snow. Later in the set, freshman right hitter Allison Birtcil and sophomore outside hitter Kate Allan teamed up on a nice block to cut the deficit to 22-21. Despite the effort, Snow prevailed in set one with a 25-22 score.
In set two, the Badgers jumped out to a 17-10 lead and eventually cruised to a 25-16 win to bring the match score to 2-0.
Trying to avoid a sweep, the aforementioned Allan tallied three-consecutive kills in set three to give the Roughriders a 17-13 lead. Following the trio of kills, Snow went on a big run and despite some late heroics, YC fell 26-24 in the set and 3-0 in the match.
The Roughriders finish off their tournament tomorrow (September 3) at 1 p.m. with a home matchup against Lee College.
– D.J. Irwin