Matador volleyball sweeps Mesa, soccer hosts Yavapai
The Arizona Western volleyball team had a balanced attack and swept Mesa 25-23, 25-17, 25-19 on the road on Wednesday.
Sophomores Paula Rosa and Amanda Watkins and freshman Amber Graham each had nine kills for the Matadors. San Luis grad Melly Wong had 11 digs and Watkins also added seven blocks in the win.
“We played with a lot more confidence tonight and did the simple things better,” Matador coach Jason Smith said. “Mesa had nothing to lose so they were swinging for the fences.”
The Matadors (14-6 overall, 7-4 in Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) will host Central Arizona at 7 p.m. Friday.
Matadors soccer hosts Yavapai
The Arizona Western soccer team will host first-place Yavapai College at 6 p.m. today in the regular season home finale.
In the previous meeting between the two, the Roughriders erased a 1-0 Matador lead at halftime and won 4-1. The Matadors (15-3 overall and ACCAC) are currently in second place, while the Roughriders (19-1 overall, 18-1 in ACCAC) are in first.
Arizona Western is coming off a 7-0 win over Mesa, and the Roughriders last beat Pima 2-1 in double-overtime.