Volleyball | 02/24/2021

Matadors Drop Home Opener to YC in Four Sets

Team Score
Yavapai College 3
Arizona Western College 1

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YUMA, Ariz---A messy start gave way to an error filled finish as the Arizona Western Lady Matadors (3-7 overall, 1-1 ACCAC) fell in four sets to Yavapai College (2-4 overall, 2-0 ACCAC) in their home opener Wednesday night.

Double-digit service errors stopped most of the offensive rhythm the Matadors found Wednesday night.

Freshman Patrycja Rykala was excellent from the start, setting the Matador offense up for succes and propelling them out of an early 0-2 hole, into a 4-2 lead.

Pamela Durazo and Anny Montano joined in the attack but six service errors allowed the RoughRiders to hang around. The trio of Rykala, Montano and Silva combined for 13 kills as the Matadors held off Yavapai 26-24 in set one.

Yavapai handed the Matadors the same service errors back in set two, but Arizona Western couldn't overcome the attack Mailani Manuel and Elizabeth Toiaivao in the second falling 25-23.

The Matadors built a 17-13 lead in set three, but Yavapai continued to fight back and ultimately upended AWC in set three 25-23.

That was the confidence that Yavapai needed and the RoughRiders raced out to a 10 point lead in the fourth, ultimately wrapping up the match 25-17.

Arizona Western is back in action Friday night against Eastern Arizona at The House at 7:00pm. Outside spectators are not allowed, but the match will be streamed on the Matador Athletics Facebook Page.

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