Eagles soar past Pasco-Hernando 3-1

Anilise Fitzi and the Eagles celebrate after a 3-1 win over Pasco-Hernando State College. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Anilise Fitzi and the Eagles celebrate after a 3-1 win over Pasco-Hernando State College. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State volleyball won its second straight match tonight, defeating Pasco-Hernando State College 3-1 (25-14, 21-25, 25-13, 25-15) in Winter Haven. 

Head Coach German Del Valle was pleased with his team's improved performance. 

"I think we're getting our energy back, and we're back to the happy team that we want to be," he said. 

"I know we dropped a set here tonight, but Pasco-Hernando is a good team, and they fight for the ball. 

"I think our skills have always been there, but now we have more energy and more desire to play the game." 

Nicky Pio made 41 assists, eight blocks, six digs, and an ace. 

Kathya Garcia recorded 14 kills, eight digs, three blocks, an assist, and an ace. 

Alejandra Sanabria added six kills, four blocks, and two digs. 

Anilise Fitzi had 10 kills, seven blocks, four digs, and an assist. 

Veronika Nemcova tallied 11 kills, nine digs, and three blocks. 

Dominika Nemcova made eight kills, eight digs, and three aces. 

Aurora Alderman contributed seven digs, an assist, and a pair of aces. 

Nicole Boots had two digs. 

The Eagles (14-6, 0-3, No. 7 FCSAA, No. 16 NJCAA) host Suncoast Conference rival Hillsborough Community College at 6 p.m. Thursday in Winter Haven.

 
 
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