Saturday September 2, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona – The University of Antelope Valley volleyball team traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to take part in the Arizona Christian Tournament being held this weekend.
UAV Defeated Ottawa University 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19)
The Pioneers opened the Arizona Christian Tournament against Ottawa University, members of the National Christian College Athletic Association. This match was the first of two matches that the Pioneers would play on the opening day of the tournament. UAV would lose the first set to OU by a score of 22-25. The Pioneers would bounce back to win the next three matches in a row by scores of 25-22, 25-16 and 25-19. Bria Buchanan led UAV with 13 kills while Shea O'Brien and Camryn Buell had 36 and 33 total attacks respectively. Kaycee Shaffer led UAV with a game high 32 assists. Four different Pioneers each had one service ace (Chelsea Phillips, Camryn Buell, Bria Buchanan and Shea O'Brien) in the victory. Camryn Buell also had 13 digs for the Pioneers.
UAV Defeated Arizona Christian University 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 16-25, 19-25, 15-13)
The Pioneers would match up against host Arizona Christian University of the Golden State Athletic Conference. This match would be the second meeting between these two teams in less than a week. Yesterday's contest would provide the Pioneers the opportunity to exact some revenge on the Firestorm, as they had handed the Pioneers a loss last week. UAV would take the first two sets over ACU 25-14 and 25-23. UAV lost the next two sets to ACU, but engineered a victory in the last set with a score of 15-13 to win the match. Several Pioneers contributed to the victory. Hannah Hextall and Shea O'Brien both led UAV with 16 kills apiece. Hannah Hextall also had 44 total attacks with Kaycee Shaffer adding 48 assists. Shea O'Brien rounded out the performance for UAV by adding 4 service aces and 16 digs.
The Pioneers return to action this morning September 2nd with a 10:00 am PST match against Life Pacific College followed by a 12:00 pm PST match against Belhaven College.
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