PHOENIX, Ariz---The Arizona Western Lady Matadors (12-12 overall, 5-3 ACCAC) found their rhythm in a return to form victory over the South Mountain Cougars (8-14 overall, 3-7 ACCAC) Friday night.
The win snaps a three-match losing streak for the Matadors while simultaneously returning them back to an overall winning percentage of .500.
The Mats had to grind out the opening set, as they continue to make significant progress in playing cleaner first sets.
Delaney St. Pierre played an even larger role in the Mats offense contributing on 28 of 29 kills with 25 assists and 3 solo finishes.
The Matadors solidified the lead in the second set with a 25-19 win before wrapping up the match at 25-14.
Jovana Papaz led the Mats with 10 total kills while Melissa Garcigilia Banuelos added 9. Lauolive Tonga and Luisa Maria Mesa each added three kills.
Cristina Reyes led a clean defense effort with 12 digs while Garcigilia Banuelos was just one behind at 11.
The Matadors will have the week to prepare for their next match, a road-trip back to the valley to take on the Phoenix College Bears at 7:00pm on Friday, October 18th.
AWC will not return home until Sophomore night on Friday, October 25th versus Yavapai College.
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.