Three Eastern Florida Players Share Student-Athlete Honors
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // October 5, 2014
Abbie Camargo, Cleef Desir, Lena Kaelberer
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Soccer players Abbie Camargo and Cleef Desir and volleyball player Lena Kaelberer are the Eastern Florida State College Student-Athletes of the Month for September.
Camargo, a freshman midfielder from Ocala, Florida, and Ocala Trinity Catholic High, leads Eastern Florida’s women’s soccer team in assists with nine and is one of three players with four goals.
Camargo also is the only Titan in double figures in points with 17. Her nine assists are the most for the Titans since sophomore Courtney Hueston set the school record with 10 assists in 15 games in 2012.
Eastern Florida finished September with a 5-0 record and two national rankings.
Desir, a freshman striker from Ocoee, Florida and Golden Gate High set EFSC’s school record for goals in a single game with six in a 15-0 victory over Andrew College on Sept. 14.
Desir then tallied three goals in a 7-1 victory over Andrew on Sept. 27 and finished the month with a team-high 10 goals on 11 shots on goal.
Eastern Florida finished September with a 7-2 record and two national rankings.
Kaelberer, a freshman middle blocker from Schlierbach, Germany and Hedwig Dohm Schule, has the second highest hitting percentage on the team at .354. She has 79 kills, 18 service aces and 50 blocks.
She recorded a .727 hitting percentage in Eastern Florida’s sweep of conference foe Indian River State College with eight kills and no errors.
Eastern Florida finished September with a 12-10 record overall and 3-1 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference, good for second place.
Eastern Florida Men Score 5-2 Lightning Delayed Victory Over Darton
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Thanks to lightning Eastern Florida and Darton State College waited 81 minutes to get their match started on Friday night on the Melbourne Campus.
Once they kicked off, the goals came quickly and Eastern Florida recorded its sixth straight victory, 5-2. Sophomore Jordan Muir scored with just 3 minutes and six seconds gone in the first half and followed with his second goal with 33:37 to play for a quick 2-0 EFSC lead.
Freshman Micah Smoak scored at the 30:08 mark for a 3-0 lead. Darton answered with a Darwin Espinal goal at the 11:12 mark to make it 3-1 at the half.
But as has been the case in every one of the five EFSC-Darton matches over two seasons there was much more soccer to be played. And Darton had the best of things for a while, making it 3-2 at the 36:01 mark of the second half on a goal by Shaquille Holder.
But EFSC stole the momentum back as sophomore Justin Gavin scored on a deflection of a shot by classmate Farias Juarez at the 30:17 mark to make it 4-2.
Sophomore Romario Grant’s 25-yard rocket with 8:23 to play sealed things at 5-2 for EFSC. EEFSC beat Darton 4-3 on Sept. 26 on Darton’s home field in Albany, Georgia. EFSC has a 4-0-1 record against rival Darton.
EFSC improved to 8-2 on the season. Darton fell to 7-4. EFSC, in its second season as a program, has yet to lose at home.
“We were confident, we were confident,” said Eastern Florida head coach Oliver Twlevetrees.
“We love playing Darton. They haven’t beaten us yet and hopefully it’s not going to start anytime soon.”
“They’re a very high-powered offense. We knew the game was narrow. A little worried for a while but the character in the second half was good. Romario came off the bench and obviously light it up. We were always a threat going forward.”
That was part of Twelvetrees’ strategy to forsake paying too much attention to Darton’s forwards in exchange for pressing the Darton defense.
“We’re always going to be an attacking team, that’s my philosophy,” Twelvetrees said.
“We could have played a little bit more defensive but we decided we’d rather have guys higher up the field and try and attack their weakness which we think is their back line. It worked out well.”
For his part Muir took the goals in stride.
“I just try to get on the ball as much as possible, try and go on the end of crosses and through balls,” he said. “Luckily enough it went my way so far.
“It’s not always going to go my way but I’ve got to keep my head up and keep going.”
Muir’s goals were his eighth and ninth of the season. Freshman Cleef Desir leads the team with 10.