#CFVB SWEEPS NJCAA NO. 15 DAYTONA STATE IN STRAIGHT SETS

#CFVB SWEEPS NJCAA NO. 15 DAYTONA STATE IN STRAIGHT SETS

OCALA—The College of Central Florida women's volleyball team made a statement to open up Mid-Florida Conference play, sweeping NJCAA No. 15 Daytona State College on Tuesday night at Patriot Gym.

CF (11-8), winners of seven straight Mid-Florida Conference titles, swept the Falcons 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 to start 1-0 in conference play. The Lady Patriots will now turn their attention to another national powerhouse as it hosts No. 15 Polk State College on Thursday

CF got out to an early 2-0 lead to start the match, but Daytona held a four-point advantage over the Lady Patriots for a majority of the third set.

CF battled back to tie it up 23-23 off a block at the net and would go on a 2-0 run to complete the rally and seal the straight-sets victory over the Falcons.

Outside hitter Amanda Lebioda led all CF scorers with 13 kills on the night, while also recording 17 digs to notch her first double-double as a Patriot. Lebioda is coming off a season best 15-kill match over the weekend at the Miami Dade Invitational.

Sophomore outside hitter Marina Cruz and middle blocker Veronica Brod Farias also added eight kills, while Kariema Rodriguez and Nathalia Bieler recorded 13 digs each.

The Lady Patriots will look to improve to 2-0 in conference as it welcomes Polk to Patriot Gym on Thursday at 7 p.m. CF and Polk finished tied for first in the conference a year ago. Due to the MFC point-differential rule, the Lady Patriots edged out the Eagles to solidify their seventh consecutive conference title.