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. 

Aug 22
Women's Volleyball 6:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Titan Field House Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 3:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Melbourne, FL
Tri-Match @ Eastern Florida State College Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 26
Women's Volleyball 12:00 PM
vs. Miami Dade College
@ East Coast Invitational
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Aug 26
Women's Volleyball 2:30 PM
at Indian River State College
East Coast Invitational Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Aug 29
Women's Volleyball 6:00 PM
at Hillsborough Community College
Dale Mabry Campus (4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd) Tampa, Fla.
Sep 01
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
Wharton County Junior College
San Jacinto Labor Day Tournament Pasadena, Texas

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