Eagles beat HCC to win fourth straight match

In tonight's win, Rossanna Ramos joined the 25 Dig Club for the third time this season. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
In tonight's win, Rossanna Ramos joined the 25 Dig Club for the third time this season. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State won its fourth straight volleyball match tonight, beating Suncoast Conference rival Hillsborough Community College (26-24, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18) in Winter Haven.

The two teams entered the match in a three-way tie for first place in the conference.

"It was an important match for us," said Head Coach German Del Valle. "It was crucial for our hopes of winning the conference."

After taking the first two games, the Eagles lost the third before rallying to win the fourth.

"We played well under pressure," said Del Valle. "We had to. HCC is a good team, and they have a great system. I told our team we're not expecting to win games 25-15. It's going to be hard, and they have great hitters.

"Tactically, we did what we practiced to do, and I think that was the difference."

For the Eagles, Rossanna Ramos had 29 digs, marking the third time this season she has joined the 25 Dig Club. She also dished out three assists.

Elisabeth Piroli recorded 57 assists to go with two kills and two blocks.

Ana Karine Cavalcante had 14 kills, 10 digs, and two blocks.

Suheily Colon made 11 kills, two blocks, and one dig.

Laina Blanton tallied five blocks, three kills, and one dig.
Zoemy Barreto had nine kills, six digs, and an ace.
Genesis Castillo made 10 kills and 10 digs.

The Eagles (9-15, 3-1) have a week off before hosting St. Petersburg College Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 3:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Melbourne, FL
Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 26
Women's Volleyball 12:00 PM
at Miami Dade College
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Aug 26
Women's Volleyball 2:30 PM
at Indian River State College
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Aug 29
Women's Volleyball 6:00 PM
at Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Fla.
Sep 01
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
Wharton County Junior College
San Jacinto Labor Day Tournament Pasadena, Texas
Sep 01
Women's Volleyball 8:00 PM
vs. Hill College
@ San Jacinto, TX

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