Published: October 11, 2006
The PJC volleyball team secured a place at the state competition with a conference victory against Gulf Coast Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Commodores 3-0, with scores of 30-28, 30-27, and 30-20, becoming the 2006 Panhandle Conference champions
“I know last year they had a harder more intense time,” said freshman player Elizabeth Minder. “I think it’s awesome that we won in just three games.”
The state competition will be held at Polk Community College in Lakeland, FL, from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.
“We’ve got time between now and then,” said Pena. “We have got to keep getting better.”
“This one is really special,” said Pena, about winning the conference, “because of all the adversary we’ve had to overcome.” The Pirates have had many injures throughout the season. “Hopefully Margo will be back because she deserves to be there,” said Pena about Margo Yates who was out earlier in the season with a knee injury.
The Lady Pirates still have a few games to play before state, but they have guaranteed themselves a spot in Lakeland.
“We’ve punched our tickets,” Pena said.