Eagles make it eight straight

Dayana Teixeira, Elisabeth Piroli, Zoemy Barreto, Suheily Colon, Laina Blanton, and Alejandra Robles pose for a postgame photo on Sophomore Night. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Dayana Teixeira, Elisabeth Piroli, Zoemy Barreto, Suheily Colon, Laina Blanton, and Alejandra Robles pose for a postgame photo on Sophomore Night. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Playing before an enthusiastic Spirit Night crowd, the Polk State Eagles beat South Florida 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 20-25, 25-19) for their eighth straight win. 

It was also Sophomore Night, and before the game the Eagles honored sophomores Zoemy Barreto, Laina Blanton, Suheily Colon, Elisabeth Piroli, Alejandra Robles, Dayanna Teixeira

"We're proud of our sophomores," said Head Coach German Del Valle. "Today was one of the days that is the reason why coaches coach. It's about building relationships with people, and it was amazing to see how much love is on this team." 

Yue Wu joined the 25 Dig Club, finishing the match with 26. She also made 31 kills and an assist. 

Teixeira recorded 10 digs, eight kills, a pair of aces, two blocks, and two assists. 

Piroli tallied 51 assists, 14 digs, three kills, two blocks, and a pair of aces.

Barreto had 20 digs, nine kills, and three aces. 

Colon finished with five kills, two blocks, and one dig. 

Blanton made six kills, five blocks, and two digs. 

Robles had three assists and a dig. 

Keisha Santana added 12 digs and three assists. 

Nicole Boots made two digs and Mariafernanda Bolivar had one. 

The Eagles (18-7, 5-0, No. 1 FCSAA, No. 7 NJCAA) hit the road Friday for a 6 p.m. game at St. Petersburg.

 
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 3:00 PM
at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
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
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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