Roughriders' spikers sweep South Mountain in league opener at home
The Daily Courier
Originally Published: August 27, 2015 6 a.m.
VOLLEYBALLYavapai 3, South Mtn. 0In its 2015 home/Arizona Conference opener Wednesday night, Aug. 26, the Yavapai College volleyball team swept South Mountain Community College in three tight games.The Roughriders won 25-23, 25-22 and 27-25 at Walraven Gym in Prescott, improving their record to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the ACCAC.This past weekend at the New Mexico Military Institute Classic in Roswell, N.M., Yavapai compiled a 1-3 mark, but two of those setbacks came against NJCAA preseason Top 20 foes Odessa C.C. (Texas) and Hutchinson C.C. (Kansas).Next up, Yavapai will travel to Las Vegas for three non-league matches against the College of Southern Nevada at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by Utah State-Eastern and Victor Valley College at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.The Roughriders will resume conference play at home Thursday, Sept. 3, when they take on Central Arizona College. First serve is at 7 p.m. at Walraven Gym. They will then host the Roughrider Invitational that Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5.SOCCERYavapai 5, Scottsdale 0 (Tues.)The Roughriders' men's soccer team posted its third straight shutout victory to begin the 2015 season on Tuesday, Aug. 25, dispatching Scottsdale C.C. in an Arizona Conference match that was delayed for 30 minutes by lightning in the Phoenix area.With the victory, Yavapai remained undefeated with a 3-0-0 overall record and a 2-0-0 mark in league play. YC has now outscored the opposition by a combined 14-0 through three matches.Five different players scored for the Roughriders on Tuesday, as Kalvin Parr (39th minute), Hugo Gutierrez (42nd minute), Reece Weldon (62nd minute), Kwesi Caesar (66th minute) and Memo Diaz (79th minute) each found the back of the net.Providing assists were Kevin Otokore, who tallied two, and Niall Logue, Parr and Weldon, who had one apiece. Weldon and Parr are currently tied as YC's scoring leaders with three goals and two assists each in three matches.Defensively, Yavapai sophomore goalie Greg Patenaude and freshman goalkeeper Assante Nicewander split time between the posts for the clean sheet versus the Artichokes. Patenaude now owns a 3-0 record with two shutouts and 14 saves in 263 minutes.NJCAA preseason No. 5 Yavapai moves on in conference play at 8 p.m. Saturday when the hometown squad visits Mesa C.C. The Roughriders will return home to face South Mountain C.C. at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.