Women's volleyball team rallies to beat Indian River

Women's volleyball team rallies to beat Indian River

Down 2-0 on the road, the Eastern Florida State College women's volleyball team refused to walk off the court with another loss.

The Titans fought back to win a thrilling five set match at Indian River State College Tuesday night, 17-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23, 16-14.

After losing the first set the Titans were down 15-11 in the third set before coming back and a Madeline Browne ace tied it 17-17. Indian River would retake the lead but the two all Mid-Florida Conference players - Maddy Campbell and Cassandra Gregory – stepped up to give them the lead again and then Sarah Langenbach forced a fourth set, serving the final point.

The Pioneers once again had a big lead in the fourth set, leading 22-16 before Gregory helped the Titans go run highlighted by kills from sophomores Nyasia John and Renae Watson. Keydelis Nieves' kill makes it 24-23 and Maredis Colon serves out to force a fifth set.

The fifth set was back and forth for much of the way and the Titans were down 14-13 when sophomore Maria Rentas serving. The Titans would score the next three points to take the win and start the celebration.

"It has been a long season for us due to injuries but the past two weeks these girls have really come together and trained very hard and have now finished the season with two wins that they fought extremely hard for," Eastern Florida State College women's volleyball coach Carmelo Eleutiza said. "They never gave up and earned every point. I am beyond proud of them. Words can't express how thankful I am for their work ethic and feel our program is going in the right direction thanks to their hard work."

The Titans finish the season with a two-game win streak and a 9-13 record overall. Indian River State College will play Florida State College at Jacksonville at Titan Field House in a play-in game on Thursday night. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. and admission is free.