October 19, 2017 – Playing their final home Panhandle Conference game of the season, the Santa Fe Saints (10-12, 6-1 PC) kept pace with Florida State College-Jacksonville atop the standings, defeating St. John’s River State College in straight sets 25-19, 27-25, 25-23 on Dig Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
Hannah Rodriguez joined the FCSAA “25 Dig Club”, getting exactly 25 digs on the night to lead the SF defensively. Leah Wilcox was again the leader offensively, racking up 15 kills. Meagan Irish was equally as effective, picking up nine kills to the tune of an astounding .692 hitting percentage. As a team, SF had nine blocks.
“St. John’s gave us all we could handle, hats off to their players and coaching staff, they had a great game plan,” said SF Coach Nick Cheronis. “But you have to give our player credit in sets one and two. Two great comebacks in both sets and some very gritty play.”
The SF win sets up a winner take all match with Florida State College-Jacksonville Friday, Oct 20, at 7 p.m. in Jacksonville. The winner of the match will be the Panhandle Conference Champions and automatically qualify for the FCSAA Tournament. The losing team will host the PC play-in game Wednesday, Oct. 25, where the winner will advance to the FCSAA Tournament as the number two seed.
WCJB TV-20 covered the game during their newscast and you can see the report here.
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