Saints volleyball rose to the challenge on Friday night against Florida State College at Jacksonville Blue Wave and became the 2019 Panhandle Conference Champions in a five-set showdown.
Remaining in Pensacola after earning a win on Thursday night versus Pensacola State College, the Saints had little time to rest before taking the court the following night in a hard-fought victory and claim the conference title against FSC-J: 25-20, 25-19, 24-26, 23-25, 15-11.
The last meeting between the two teams also resulted in a Saints win at home in five sets.
Saints head coach Nick Cheronis commented, "It was a total team effort. FSC-J did not cave in, but we responded in the fifth (set)." He continued, "I can't say enough good things about this group."
As conference champions, the Saints (8-11, 5-1 PC) earn a spot at the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Tournament in November.
The next match for the back-to-back conference champion Saints will be at home on Tuesday, October 15th for a 6:00 p.m. contest against Eastern Florida State College. This match will also highlight Saints volleyball bringing special recognition to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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