Haskell Volleyball Returning to Association of Independent Institutions Conference

by Sean Parrish
Haskell Volleyball will be returning to the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference tournament for post-season play. The team finished with a 3-2 record in the A.I.I.  conference.  The team will be heading to Lincoln, Illinois for their first match. The other teams in the tournament are:  College of the Ozarks, Kentucky Christian University, and Lincoln Christian University, who is the host site for the tournament.

No game times were announced at print time but Indian Leader will post information online.

Haskell Volleyball Team (Photo by Michael Begay)

Catching up on Haskell women’s volleyball’s past games on Senior Night, they honored Randi Romero (Laguna-Pueblo), and won against Avila University: 3-1. In the next game against Mid America Christian they lost 1-3.  At Bacone College they won 3-0. At their home game on Tuesday, October 17 against York College they won 3-2.

During the the College of the Ozarks Tournament that occurred Friday, October 20th Haskell Lady Indians (12-15) would sweep Crowley’s

Senior Randi Romero, Laguna Pueblo, with Coach Nanabah Allison-Brewer at Senior Night. (Photo by Michael Begay)

Ridge College Pioneers (7-22) in three sets (25-16, 25-23, and 25-16). The Lady Indians were led by Krista Costa with 14 kills, hitting .407, also posting 27 digs, and one block. Shayla Yazzie (Navajo) added 22 digs, two service ace. Cailey Lujan (Navajo) added 7 kills, and 8 digs. Randi Romero (Laguna-Pueblo) had 39 assisted, 7 digs and 2 kills for the night. Haskell had 45 kills, 42 assists and 82 digs for the match. While Crowley’s Ridge College had 29 kills, 27 assists, and 67 digs.

Their second game of the day was against College of the Ozarks Bobcats (23-5). The Haskell Indians were defeated by the Bobcats in three sets (22-25, 17-25, and 17-25). The Indians were led by Randi Romero (Laguna-Pueblo) with 24 assists and 11 digs for the night. Alliyah Richards with 9 kills, hitting .364, also posting four digs. Following her was Cailey Lujan (Navajo) with 9 kills, hitting .194, also posting 8 digs and one block. Shayla Yazzie (Navajo) helped with 18 digs and Krista Costa added 13 digs and 7 kills for the night. Haskell Lady Indians had 29 kills, 26 assists and 68 digs for the match. While the Bobcats had 45 kills, 36 assists, and 82 digs.

On the second day at the A.I.I. Mid-Season Tournament, Saturday, October 21st, Haskell University would gain another victory against Crowley’s Ridge College in the first match and would suffer another loss to College of the Ozarks Bobcats.
At their last home game of the season Haskell (12-16) hosted University of Saint Mary (12-15) at Coffin Sports Complex on Tuesday, October 24th during which they suffered a 1-3.

At Graceland University they lost, 2-3.

Their last game is on November 1st against Central Christian College in McPherson, KS.