Eastern Florida State College Sports Roundup
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // August 24, 2014
volleyball begins season 2-0
Volleyball Team Opens Season with Back-to-Back Wins
VOLLYBALL — 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.
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.
“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,”
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 here.
EFSC Men’s Soccer Bounces Back with 10-0 Win
MEN’S SOCCER — Saturday afternoon, the men of Eastern Florida State College’s soccer team wanted to “make a statement,” in the words of coach Oliver Twelvetrees, following a season opening defeat Friday.
Perhaps “bellowed a message” would be a more apt description, as the Titans hammered Hinds Community College 10-0.
“It was shot, shot, shot, crossbar, save, shot, but after the first goal went in, the floodgates opened,” Twelvetrees said.
Kyle Edmonds was served a ball by Romario Grant to start the rout and Farias Oscar Juarez netted off an assist by Ian Carey less than two minutes later.
Grant scored in the 47th minute, with the assist to Sergio Segura; Segura hit the net in the 56th, aided by Justin Gavin; Juarez struck a second time in the 63rd with another assist to Grant; Jordan Muir in the 67th, having been served by Juarez; Colton Johnson in the 72nd, with the second assist to Juarez; Gavin struck in the 77th with help from Mikey Seng; and Khori Foster scored in the 85th, with the assist to Shahri Sepehri.
Muir helped Seng to the goal in the 86th to close out scoring.
Nine EFSC players scored in the match, in which they outshot the Mississippians 52-2 yet did not even begin to score until the 41st minute.
“It was a bit of a mismatch but the boys wanted to say something after not getting the result Friday,” Twelvetrees said.
“It was a very impressive performance.”
The Titans next visit the University of Tampa at 7 p.m. Friday in Tampa.