Prep Volleyball: Badgers claw rival Bears in rivalry matchup | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Prep Volleyball: Badgers claw rival Bears in rivalry matchup | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

The Prescott student section cheers for the Badgers as they take on rival Bradshaw Mountain on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Prescott Valley. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

McKella Wright had 15 assists and 12 digs, Tessa Rothfuss added six ace serves and the Prescott volleyball team extended its winning streak to three straight matches with a 3-1 victory over rival Bradshaw Mountain on Thursday night.

Rothfuss added 12 assists to her stat total, while Daphne Skinner recorded three kills, two blocks and one dig. Sabina Dimaano-Simmons and Bethany Dillon each had 11 digs for Prescott, which started 0-2 after getting swept by Sunrise Mountain and Cactus to begin the season.

Prescott (3-2, 2-0 Grand Canyon) set the tone in game one, jumping out to a 14-3 lead in Prescott Valley after a slew of errors by the Bears offensively, claiming a 25-10 victory.

“It definitely helped to come in pumped and fired up. We’ve been talking about it the last two weeks, making sure we stay focused and pumped for this match,” Prescott head coach Josiah Ramirez said, adding the gymnasium’s energy was unbelievable.

“Both schools are going to be rooting on their team, so we definitely fed off that energy in the first game,” Ramirez said.

Kate Radavich, a 5-foot-10 freshman who didn’t seem phased at all by the large crowd, said she’s never been in a situation like Thursday night, but her team was there for support.

“My whole team, they are all my best friends, and just so good to have that type of energy. Just to feel that way is great,” Radavich said.

Daphne Skinner, a senior captain who’s…

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