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. 

Sep 21
Women's Volleyball 12:00 PM
vs. Florida State College at Jacksonville
@ Miami Dade Invitational (Miami, FL)
Miami, FL
Sep 21
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
Miami Dade College Tournament
Sep 22
Women's Volleyball 10:00 AM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Miami Dade Tournament Miami, FL
Sep 22
Women's Volleyball 4:00 PM
at Miami Dade College
Miami Dade Tournament Miami, Fla.
Sep 25
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, FL
Sep 27
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Oct 02
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at Daytona State College
LIVE WDSCTV Broadcast Daytona Beach, FL

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