Volleyball | 09/10/2021

Matadors Roll Up Three Wins in Las Vegas Tournament

Team Score
Arizona Western College 3
Wallace State Community College 1

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Team Score
Arizona Western College 3
College of Southern Nevada 1

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HENDERSON, Nev---All it took for a turn of luck for the Arizona Western Matador Volleyball team (6-4 overall) was a trip near Las Vegas.

One week after their first losing streak of the season, the Lady Mats used their best offensive performances of the season to build on the success they captured at the end of the Salt Lake City trip by rolling through their second, third, and fourth consecutive wins in Henderson at the Coyote Volleyball Classic.

The Mats swept Western Wyoming Thursday afternoon before knocking down Wallace State in four sets later that night. The Matadors came from a set back on Friday to beat host Southern Nevada in four sets, concluding the trip.

Anny Montaño led the Mats offensively in all three matches, racking up 42 kills on the trip. Montaño and Connie Silva each had two matches with double-digit kills while Daniela Jimenez, Tylor Iosua and Pamela Durazo each had a a match in the double-digits.

The three matches were all the most efficient of the season for Arizona Western as they hit .317 against Western Wyoming, setting a season high. Against Wallace State the Matadors hit .297, the second best of the season before topping themselves against CSN by hitting .381. By comparison, the Matadors opened the season against the Coyotes in Yuma and hit just .201 (which stood as the season best until this trip).

One of the biggest differences on the weekend was the variety of the attack, with it representing the individual best performances for almost every Matador.

That includes setter Natalia Ślażyńska who delivered 115 assists in the three matches, including 48 against Wallace State and 47 against Southern Nevada.

Arizona Western will return to Arizona this week, first traveling to Mesa to open conference play on Wednesday before hosting Chandler-Gilbert in Yuma on Friday.

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