In another must-win match, Polk State beat Gulf Coast State College tonight in the second round of the FCSAA State/NJCAA District Volleyball Tournament in Jacksonville.
The Eagles dropped the first game 15-25 and then soared back to win three straight (25-13, 25-14, 21-16).
With the victory, Polk State will play College of Central Florida on Saturday at 11 a.m. If the Eagles win, they play Gadsden State on Sunday, with the winner advancing to the NJCAA Tournament
"But you still have to compete. If a team is here, there is a reason why. I cautioned our players against getting overconfident. I told our players we needed to respect them. They were a good team. "
For the Eagles, Elisabeth Piroli had another strong performance, recording 36 assists, 13 digs, two kills, one block, and one ace.
Genesis Castillo had 10 kills, eight digs, two, aces, and one assist.
Suheily Colon finished with two kills, a dig, and a block.