Mesa, AZ - The #17 battle tough but just couldn't overcome the #14 Arizona Western Matadors Friday night as the T-Birds dropped the match in three sets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22.
Western controlled the first set but in sets two and three, Mesa went up in both sets, by as much as four points. But the Matadors battled right back into it, rallying off multiple points in a row and eventually sweeping the set.
Mesa moves to 11-7 overall with an 8-5 record in the ACCAC. The T-Birds will be at home again Wednesday when they face another tough opponent in #3 Glendale, match starts at 7 p.m.