Pima volleyball snaps 5-match skid, topples Phoenix College
The Pima Community College volleyball team (4-9, 1-2 in ACCAC) got one back in the win column on Friday while beating Phoenix College (1-6, 0-4) at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.
The Aztecs picked up victories in the final two sets, defeating the Bears in four games (25-19, 25-27, 25-8, 25-20).
The Aztecs took a 1-0 lead after earning the first set win. The second set went back and forth down the stretch. From the time the score was knotted at 17-17 to the end of the second set, there were nine ties. The Bears took the second set in the end to tie the match.
The Aztecs reclaimed the lead after establishing an early lead. Up 5-3, the Aztecs went on to score six straight points to make it 11-3. The Bears countered with three straight points. Pima led 11-6 and cushioned their lead by scoring the next nine points to take a 20-6. Sophomores Deanna Almaguer, Isabel Hansen (Rincon HS) and Jessica Bright-Schade (Safford HS) all had kills during that stretch. Almaguer also had an ace and Bright-Schade and Hansen had block-points. Almaguer had the final kill to put the Aztecs up 2-1.
There were 10 lead changes in the fourth set. Tied at 18-18, the Aztecs got a block-point by Almaguer and a kill from Hansen to take a 21-18 lead. The Aztecs scored seven of the final nine points to earn the win and close out the match. Almaguer sealed it with a kill.
No stats were available after the match.
The Aztecs will play three ACCAC conference matches next week. They will play a make-up match from Aug. 31 at Scottsdale Community College on Monday at 7 p.m.