The Santa Fe College Saints advance their win streak to five after a straight set victory 25-17, 25-15, 25-16 over Eastern Florida State College Titans on Tuesday October 15.
After a slow 9-13 start in the first set where the Titans had seven straight points, the Saints regrouped and had a rally of their own a few rotations later and went on a nine-point run to close the set.
"We had a bit of a championship hangover in the first set, after clinching the Panhandle Conference on Friday, but they rallied nicely the rest of the way," said Saints head coach Nick Cheronis.
The winning effort was led by Natalia Martinez with seven kills on 15 attempts and only one error. Emily Register led the way in blocking with four total blocks. Cheronis explained, "When our middles are aggressive, they can put a lot of pressure on the opposition both defensively and offensively."
The win moves the Saints to a 9-11 overall record.
Santa Fe concludes the regular season with "Sophomore Day" at home on Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m. against Pasco-Hernando State College. The sophomore class of Zoey Chilcote, Alicia Marzullo, Kelley Catlett, Jordyn Goracke, Jenna Wiggs and Natalia Martinez have been part of two Panhandle Conference Championships and two consecutive trips to post season play.
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