Eagles open conference play with win over South Florida

Laina Blanton (4), Elisabeth Piroli (18) and the Eagles started conference action with a victory over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Laina Blanton (4), Elisabeth Piroli (18) and the Eagles started conference action with a victory over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State began Suncoast Conference play tonight, beating South Florida State College 3-1 (24-26, 32-30, 25-19, 25-16) in Avon Park. 

Yue Wu, who today was named NJCAA Division 1 Volleyball Player of the Week, led the Eagles with 23 digs, 20 kills, two assists, one ace, and one block. 

Zoemy Barreto recorded 15 digs, 12 kills, three aces, one block, and one assist. 

Elisabeth Piroli contributed 51 assists, 16 digs, four kills, and one block. 

Keisha Santana made 20 digs, three aces, and two assists. 

Dayanna Teixeira tallied 11 kills, nine digs, two aces, and an assist. 

Suheily Colon had 11 kills, three blocks, and two digs. 

Laina Blanton added two kills, a block, and a dig. 

Nicole Boots made an ace, a dig, and an assist. 

The Eagles (11-6, 1-0, No. 3 FCSAA, No. 13 NJCAA) have two games Friday in the Polk State Tournament in Winter Haven. 

They face Central Florida (No. 4 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) at 2 p.m. and Miami Dade (No. 9 FCSAA) at 6 p.m.

Aug 19
Women's Volleyball TBA
TBA
Orlando, Fla.
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.
CONF ALL
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 2-6 7-13
Hillsborough Community College 7-1 34-6
St. Petersburg College 3-5 12-8
Polk State College 6-2 24-12
South Florida State College 2-6 4-21

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