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Volleyball Team Opens Season with Back-to-Back Wins
Aug. 23, 2014, Lake Sumter - It took Eastern Florida State College’s volleyball team two sets to get going Saturday, but after hitting their stride, the Titans ran off to a perfect 2-0 start to their season.
They first defeated Gulf Coast State College 3-2 and then Lake Sumter State College 3-0, with both matches played on the road at Lake Sumter.
After dropping the first two sets 19-25 and 15-25, the Titans reeled off 25-13, 25-21 and 19-9 victories to down Gulf Coast in the early match and then took up where they left off in the later one, dropping the Lakers 25-21, 25-18 and 25-19.
Sophomore Mariah Davis paced the Titans with 14 kills in the first match and freshman Treasure Ingram contributed 10 kills in the second. Both are products of John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce.
“It was like it took us two sets to find our rhythm and the speed where we were going to play. When we found them, we played really well,” coach Andrea Rasmussen said of the first match.
The second was not much of a contest, thanks to a confident and stringent defense.
“As a team, we had 11 blocks in the first two sets; our defense was much stronger. We played with a higher level of intensity,” Rasmussen said.
Eastern Florida continues its road trip Tuesday with a visit to Daytona State College. The match is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
The Titans first home match in the Melbourne campus gymnasium on Sept. 2 versus Polk State College at 6 p.m. will be webcast live online at www.njcaatv.com/efsc.