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EAC Volleyball Defeats Pima, Finishes ACCAC Play Undefeated

PIMA – The Gila Monsters travelled to Pima College with an undefeated league record on their minds. It wasn’t easy, but they came away victorious, capping a 13-0 regular season, defeating the Aztecs in four sets, ???.

“We came out really strong,” EAC head coach Shari Kay said. “We played really well in the first game against them, but we dug too big of a hole and lost the second game.

“They did some things offensively, but we out defended them. We had to earn our points.”

Dreanne Shaw led the way in the victory with 17 kills and eight digs. Marci King (10), Ami Baldwin (8), and Demaree Brown (6) had their share of kills, as well. Defensively, Marci King dominated the net with four solo blocks and Jari Seumalo and Mamaitaloa Fiaseu had 13 and nine digs respectively.

Setter Kalia Yasak dished out 40 assists in the match.

Despite two victories for the week, Kay said they did not come easily and she was okay with that.

“I’m glad we struggled these last two matches because we hadn’t had that happen in a while,” Kay said.

Up next for the Gila Monsters is the Region I Championship match on Friday, October 30 in Guitteau Gymnasium. They will face Yavapai, who took second place on the Division I side of the conference. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The winner of the match advances to the District A Championship on November 10 at a site to be determined for a berth in the national tournament.