Eagles win 3-1 at Lake-Sumter

The Eagles celebrate teammate Yara Ramirez's birthday and a 3-1 win over Lake-Sumter State College. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
The Eagles celebrate teammate Yara Ramirez's birthday and a 3-1 win over Lake-Sumter State College. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

After losing the first game (25-13), the Polk State Eagles stormed back in decisive fashion, winning three straight (25-7, 25-15, 25-16) against Lake-Sumter State College Thursday in Leesburg. 

With the 3-1 victory, the Eagles improve to 3-6. 

For Head Coach German Del Valle, sticking to his team's game plan got results.  

"We're trying to go with our game plan, but we didn't do it in the first game," he said. 

"Our team is trying so hard to be better, and I think trying so hard has us not as consistent as we want to be. But we had more energy in the second game, and we started moving the hitters around, and staying with our plan paid off." 

For the Eagles, Rossanna Ramos had 27 digs, the second time this season she has earned a spot in the FCSAA 2014 25 Dig Club, a group of student athletes who have achieved 25 or more digs in a singe match. She also contributed two aces, two assists, and one kill. 

Alejandra Robles led the Eagles in assists with 40. He also had eight digs, two aces, and one kill. 

Suheily Colon recorded 10 kills to go with her four digs, two assists, and two blocks. 

Dayanna Teixeira tallied eight kills, five blocks, three digs, and one ace. 

Playing on her birthday, Yara Ramirez celebrated with five digs, two assists, and one ace. 

Laina Blanton had eight kills and five blocks. 

Zoemy Barreto added 15 digs and nine kills, while Shatorria Edgecombe contributed 12 kills and four digs. 

The Eagles play Missouri State University-West Plains tonight in Ocala. 

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