Pima beat South Mountain 3-2 (20-25, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-12) and Williston State College 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-13) on Friday to improve to 3-4 on the year.
Jessica Bright-Schade (Safford) led the Aztecs with 15 kills to go along with six digs in the win over South Mountain. Deanna Almaguer had a double-double of 14 kills and 10 digs while sophomore Isabella Jacome finished with 42 assists and 10 digs. Freshman Jalynn Ransom (Salpointe) closed out the match with 23 digs and two aces.
“Obviously a day when you can get two wins versus quality opponents is a good day,” Pima volleyball coach Dan Bithell said in a release. “Our first match really tested our resolve and we were able to embrace the idea of ‘bend but never break.’ We did just enough at the right times and I am proud of our efforts there.”
Haley Duncan (Walden Grove) scored four straight points, including the set-point to put Pima up 2-0 on Williston State in the second match. Duncan had nine kills and six blocks while Bright-Schade posted eight kills. Almaguer finished with seven kills and seven digs. Jacome had 16 assists and eight digs and freshman Laney Morris (Thatcher) closed it out with 15 assists.
The Aztecs will begin ACCAC conference play on Wednesday when they play at Scottsdale Community College. The match begins at 7:00 p.m.
From Pima release