The Polk State Eagles celebrated Sophomore Night by sweeping Eastern Florida State College (25-19, 25-21, 25-6) tonight in Winter Haven.
Before the game, sophomores Genesis Castillo, Ana Karine Cavalcante, Shatorreia Edgecombe, Elizabeth Garcia, Yara Ramirez, and Rossanna Ramos received on-court recognition before an enthusiastic crowd.
"With all respect to the players who have been here before, this team has been one of the best that we ever coached," said Head Coach German Del Valle.
"In terms of chemistry you can see what they do, how they dance, how they love each other. This definitely is an emotional night, and the rest of the days that we have here will be emotional for us."
Castillo made nine kills and five blocks. Cavalcante had 14 digs, five kills, and an ace. Edgecombe recorded nine kills and three blocks. Ramirez contributed five digs and an ace. Ramos had 15 digs, one assist, and an ace.
Alejandra Robles dished out 29 assists to go with seven digs and one kill.
Zomemy Barreto had five digs, two blocks, two kills, and an ace.
Suheily Colon tallied three kills, two blocks, and one dig.
Dayanna Teixeira made eight kills, three digs, and two blocks.
Elisabeth Piroli had 10 assists and six digs.
Laina Blanton finished with six kills and five blocks.
The Eagles (15-19, 6-2) end the regular season with matches against College of Central Florida and Indian River State College on Oct. 29 in Ocala.