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Eagles Volleyball Wins 10th Straight Game

14 October 2017
Eagles freshman middle blocker Sharik Joseph goes up to spike the ball during a home match against the University of Antelope Valley on Friday, October 13th, in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham
Eagles Volleyball Beats University of Antelope Valley 3-1 for 10th Straight Victory

PRESCOTT- The Embry Riddle Eagles volleyball team won their tenth straight game on Friday, October 13th, with a 3-1 match victory against the University of Antelope Valley.

“We feel a little bit unstoppable,” Eagles freshman middle blocker Sharik Joseph said. “If we continue to do what we do, I feel like we can take this conference and nobody can beat us.”

The Eagles came out strong in the first two sets with back-to-back 25-17 victories. However, the Eagles would fall in an early hole during the third set due to unforced errors. Down by seven points late, the Eagles battled back but eventually fell 25-21.

“Our left sides were hitting more tentatively in the third set, and we were actually making more errors trying not to make errors,” Eagles’ head coach Jill Blasczyk said. “I gave them permission to swing and cover if they make an error…I would rather approach the set swinging then being tentative and missing anyways.”

In the fourth set, Embry Riddle flipped the script on the University of Antelope Valley with a 25-21 win and a match victory.

“They were taking stronger, smarter swings and it ended up being the best thing for us,” Blasczyk said.

Jalin Yoder led the Eagles in kills with 21, while Caylee Robalin added 13 kills and Lyndsey Weiler pitched in 12 kills.

Megan Riley paced the Eagles’ defense with 27 digs, while Yoder chipped in 20 digs.

Embry Riddle (19-3, 8-0 CALPAC) remains at home for a matchup against the University of California Merced on Saturday, October 14th, at 5:00 pm.

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Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham is a multimedia journalist who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  Torrence is our Correspondent covering local news and events in Prescott Valley. He is also the lead sports correspondent and play-by-play pro for all our multimedia news sites. If he's not adding to his extensive sports bobble-head collection, he's talking baseball, his favorite. Follow him on Twitter: @Tadunham.