Eagles soar to 4-0 at Texas tournament

Sophomores Aixa Vigil, Milexa Cardona, Mariane Cassiano, and Nina Finderle helped lead the Eagles to a 4-0 start this season. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Sophomores Aixa Vigil, Milexa Cardona, Mariane Cassiano, and Nina Finderle helped lead the Eagles to a 4-0 start this season. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State volleyball opened the 2019 season with a bang, going 4-0 at the Rose City Volleyball Classic in Tyler, Texas.  

After starting Friday with a 3-1 win over Missouri State University-West Plains (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21), the Eagles (No. 2 FCSAA, No. 7 NJCAA) went on to defeat the host school, Tyler Junior College (No. 6 NJCAA), 3-1 (18-25, 29-27, 25-22, 25-20). 

Polk State stayed hot Saturday, beating North Central Texas College 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-20) and Panola College (No. 18 NJCAA) 3-1 (25-23, 25-17, 14-25, 25-22). 

"This was a great experience for us coming down here," said Head Coach German Del Valle. 

"The level of competition was outstanding. We had to play hard to go undefeated. As a team we played fantastically.  

"The freshman players have done an excellent job of applying our system and adapting to our culture. In particular, Manuela Ibarguen and Suared Molina raised our level of play this weekend." 

The Eagles (4-0, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 7 NJCAA) return to action Tuesday against Lake-Sumter State College (No. 1 FCSAA DII, No. 15 NJCAA DII) at 7 p.m. in Winter Haven.

Sep 19
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
vs. Hillsborough Community College
Winter Haven, FL
Sep 24
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, FL
Sep 26
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
vs. College of Central Florida
Winter Haven, FL
Oct 01
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
vs. Daytona State College
Winter Haven, FL
Oct 03
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
vs. Eastern Florida State College
Sophomore Night Winter Haven, FL
Oct 08
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Oct 10
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
CONF ALL

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