Volleyball | 02/26/2021
VB: Balanced Attack Powers Matadors Over Eastern
|Eastern Arizona College||1|
|Arizona Western College||3|
YUMA, Ariz---A clean, balanced attack powered the Arizona Western Matadors (4-7 overall, 2-1 ACCAC) to a four-set victory over the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters (0-8 overall, 0-2 ACCAC) Friday night at The House.
Anny Montano led the Matadors with 8 kills, 3 aces, and 11 digs as she pressured the Gila Monsters the entire night and filled a variety of roles.
But Mariana Donado's 20 assists, plus a kill, kept the Gila Monsters guessing where the ball was going throughout.
Patrycja Rykala and Connie Silva each had six kills and powered the Matadors in the opening couple of sets while Pamela Durazo had three kills while putting Eastern out of system from the service line.
It was a complete team victory and showcased the Matadors growth in multiple areas from just two nights before.
The Matadors still had 9 service errors but over half of those came in some weird exchanges that were bookend by Eastern's service errors.
The rest of the mistakes were useful as the Matadors kept the pressure dialed up the entire night, even rallying down 21-19 in the second set to assure a straight-set match.
Tylor Iosua had four kills early and Naomy Vergez came in with a couple of late kills.
Ashley Martin led the way for Eastern with 10 kills.
The Matadors have each of their next two matches, at least temporarily, postponed against Pima. Arizona Western will return to action against Yavapai March 5 in Prescott.