WINTER HAVEN - Freshmen DiannMarie Rivera-Romero (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and Rachel Aguilar (Caracas, Ven.) combined for 15 kills as Polk State College trounced State College of Florida, 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-22) in their Suncoast Conference season opener Tuesday night at the Health Center.
In front of a packed crowd the Eagles dominated the game from start to finish. The closing set seemed to be the most challenging for the Eagles, as State College battled all the way to the last passion. Polk found a way to get some separation, on their way to a 25-22 victory.
Aguilar had a solid showing in her first outing as a Polk State Eagle. To go along with her six kills, she added 13 assists and three digs. Rivera-Romero, meanwhile, registered nine kills one ace and five digs. Not to be outdone, sophomore Chloe Boehm (Arcadia, FL) turned in another great performance for the Eagles with 15 assists and two aces in the match.
The Black & Red will be back in action this Thursday when they host 16th ranked Hillsborough Community College at 7 p.m.