Volleyball | 09/17/2021
Lady Mats Pick Up 6th Straight Win with Sweep of CGCC
|Chandler-Gilbert Community College||0|
|Arizona Western College||3|
YUMA, Ariz---In a battle of the two hottest teams in the ACCAC, the Arizona Western Lady Matadors (8-4 overall, 2-0 ACCAC) swept the Chandler-Gilbert Coyotes (3-2 overall, 2-2 ACCAC) Friday night at The House.
While both teams came in playing extremely well, the match was filled with errors thanks to aggressive serving and some of the best hitters in the conference taking big swings.
The Matadors overcame 14 errors with a smart and balanced attack that saw Anny Montaño, Connie Silva, Pamela Durazo and Tylor Iosua combine for 24 of their 28 kills.
The aggressive service from AWC kept Chandler-Gilbert's efficient offense out of system and off-balance most of the night.
The Mats found some separation in the first set behind Montaño and Slazynksa to take a 19-13 lead, and re-extended the lead in the first set behind an ace from Montaño to 21-15. But Chandler-Gilbert pulled within three before Silva delivered two big kills to setup match-point, with Montaño putting the set away at 25-20.
AWC fell behind in set two at two points early on before Iosua's service run lifted the Mats to a 16-13 lead. Arizona Western scored 9 of the last 10 points in the set, with CGCC's lone point coming on a service error, to close out set two 25-15.
The trio of Montaño, Silva and Durazo propelled the Matadors to a 13-7 lead in set three before a string of errors and a pair of CGCC aces got the Coyotes within three again. But Silva put a stop to that run with a big kill and bookended a Matador run with Iosua to extend the lead to 18-12.
Durazo delivered three kills in the final five points to held end the match at 25-20 in set three.
Arizona Western will get a well-deserved break with no contest until next Friday when they welcome in rival Yavapai College to The House at 7:00pm in Yuma. The match will be broadcast on AWC TV and streamed on awcmatadors.com.