2006 ACCAC/REGION I Division I Championships

Top-seed Arizona Western defeated #2 seed Yavapai 3-0 to capture the NJCAA Region I Division I Championship. AWC will now host the District Playoffs with hopes of advancing to the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament. The District Championship game will be played on November 11th at 7:00 p.m. when Arizona Western host #10 ranked Salt Lake.

TEAM
GAME 1
GAME 2
GAME 3
GAME 4
GAME 5
FINAL
Yavapai
27
25
22
-
-
0
Arizona Western
30
30
30
-
-
3

KILLS:
 

AWC: Patty Paniagua 14, Rachel Kidwell/Lauren Manley 7
YAV: Callie Cockrell 9, Brittney Stumer 8


RECORDS:
 

AWC: 20-17 overall, 11-7 ACCAC
YAV: 15-18 overall, 9-9 ACCAC


REGION I FINALS MVP:
 

Tagiafouga Wooley (AWC)


QUOTING AWC HEAD COACH JASON SMITH:
 

(about Region I Finals MVP Award):
"We were truly led by the Region I Finals MVP, Fouga Wooley. Obviously, her leadership as a setter was huge, but she came through big-time with blocking and setting as well."

(about the Championship Game)
"We had a very consistent, focused effort tonight. We've played better than this before, but tonight, we just never lost sight of the fact that we were here to win a match, and win it in 3. Lots of players showed up in a lot of different areas. After stubbing our collective toes a little bit early, we really came together as a team."


REGION I DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
 

* AWC's Patty Paniagua: 5 blocks
* AWC's Fouga Wooley: 42 assists
* Game 1: 9 ties (last tie was at 25-25); 6 lead changes
* Game 1 biggest leads: AWC 5 (19-14), Yavapai 4 (4-0, 25-21)
* Game 1: AWC closed out game on 9-2 run
* Game 1 kills: AWC's Paniagua 5, Yavapai's Cockrell 7
* Game 1: Yavapai's Brittney Stumer: 3 aces
* Game 2: 7 ties; AWC's 1st lead was 10-9; AWC closed out game on 16-7 run
* Game 3: 2 ties, but Yavapai never led
* Game 3: AWC led by as many as 9 (26-17, 28-19)

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