Eagles win second in a row

The Eagles pose with President Eileen Holden before tonight's win over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
The Eagles pose with President Eileen Holden before tonight's win over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Playing before an enthusiastic crowd on Hispanic Heritage Night, the Polk State volleyball team earned its second straight victory, beating South Florida State College (25-20, 21-25, 25-17, 25-13) tonight in Winter Haven.

 

Head Coach German Del Valle said he and the players appreciated the fan support. 

"It's exciting. This is a great place to be and its awesome to have the fans supporting us." 

For the Eagles, Zoemy Barreto had 11 digs, nine kills, two aces, and one assist. 

Suheily Colon contributed 13 kills, four blocks, and four digs. 

Rossanna Ramos had 17 digs, two aces, and two assists. 

Elisabeth Piroli tallied 40 assists and 10 digs. 

Laina Blanton added 10 kills and two blocks, while Ana Karine Cavalcante had eight digs and six kills.

Genesis Castillo made eight digs and five blocks. 

Although the Eagles got off to a slow start this season, Del Valle is pleased with the team's recent play. 

"We definitely are a good team," he said. "All teams go up and down, and I think our downs go deeper than they should, But what I love is that this team never has lost its love for the game, never has lost that passion. The players keep working hard, they always keep believing, and I think we're on a good roll right now. "

The Eagles (5-13) host State College of Florida Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. 

8/18/17 5:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Polk State College
at Florida Southern College
Scrimmage Lakeland, Fla.
8/19/17 TBA
Women's Volleyball
TBA
at Polk State College
8/22/17 7:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Santa Fe College
at Polk State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
8/25/17 1:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Polk State College
at Eastern Florida State College
Titan Field House Melbourne, Fla.
8/25/17 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Polk State College
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Melbourne, Fla.
Melbourne, Fla.
8/26/17 12:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Polk State College
vs. Miami Dade College
@ Indian River State College
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
8/26/17 2:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Polk State College
at Indian River State College
Ft. Pierce, Fla.

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