Volleyball Finishes Eighth in the National Tournament
The PHSC volleyball team finished eighth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament falling to Illinois Central College in five sets 14-25, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26 and 10-15. It was a great run for the District P Regional Champions. The team finished 39-7 on the season.
Half Marathon Team Places Sixth At Nationals
The PHSC half marathon team placed sixth at the NJCAA Half Marathon championship in Topeka, Kansas for the second consecutive year. Freshman Alyssa Deligio finished in 1:37:11 to lead a group of eight PHSC runners. Sophomores Samantha Martinez (1:39:39) and Melody Yero (1:41:39) rounded out the top runners who scored in the event. Sophomores Katie Monds (1:42:06) and Elaine Gavallas (1:43:34) also ran a strong race. Other runners included freshmen Elise Cedre (1:45:39), Roxanna Cabellero (1:53:12) and Ava Thompson (2:01:19). El Paso Community College won the race.
PHSC Splits Matches On Opening Day of National Tournament
Fourth seeded Pasco-Hernando State College (39-5) defeated Waubonsee Community College 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-22) in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday afternoon. The win moved the team into a winners bracket game against No. 5 Columbus State Community College of Ohio on Thursday night. PHSC (39-6) came out strong winning the first set 25-22, but fell in the final three sets 12-25, 23-25 and 12-25. The loss moved the team into a match with Des Moines Area Community College at 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday. The winner of that match will advance to the finals for fifth place on Saturday. The loser will be play for seventh place. You can watch the tournament at www.njcaatv.com.
PHSC Will Play for Seventh Place In NJCAA Tournament
Pasco-Hernando State College (39-7) lost to Des Moines Area Community College 3-1 (14-25, 16-25, 25-17, 18-25) on Friday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. The loss sends the Conquistadors into a Saturday morning match against Illinois Central Community College. Match time is 12 p.m. (EST). The match will be for seventh place in the NJCAA National Tournament. Watch the match live on NJCAATV.com.
Basketball Suffers Loss to Polk State
The Quistas played a tough game against Polk State College last night. The final outcome was Polk 85, PHSC 65. The top scorers of the game were, Taylor Breck with 16 points and four rebounds; Daemon Ashley, 14 points and Shane Temara 13 points and four rebounds.
The team plays Gulf Coast State College at the Bruce Steward Classic in Niceville, Fla. on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College gym.
PHSC Foundation Announces Performing Arts Series Schedule
PHSC Foundation and sponsor, Tampa Bay Times, announce the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series schedule. Five shows will be presented from December 2014 through March 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at the college's West Campus in New Port Richey. Tickets are $30 and $25. Show times are 7 p.m. The adjacent Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will be open to patrons one hour before each show and during intermissions.
The season opens Saturday, December 6, featuring returning favorites, Phil Dirt and the Dozers, with a Holiday Show. Fans of all ages can enjoy a stroll through classic rock and roll along with the band’s holiday favorites. Saturday, January 24, Sounds of Soul celebrates the music of Motown and beyond. Sunday, February 8, last season’s hit The Rave On Band returns with Yesterday and Today, an interactive Beatles experience. ABBA Girlz takes the PHSC stage on Saturday, February 21, performing the legendary hits of ABBA. The PHSC Performing Arts Series concludes on Saturday, March 21 with Beginnings, a tribute to the legendary rock band, Chicago.
Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, seniors, season ticket holders and PHSC students and staff. Tickets may be purchased in person through the ticket office when the campus is open, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PHSC College Store in New Port Richey, at 727-816-3707 or online.
Quistas Fall to Indian River
On Monday the Quista's played against Indian River State College. They played hard, but lost, PHSC 62 to IRSC 90. Top scorers of the game were Daemon Ashley with 18 points and Shane Temara with 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Quistas play Polk State College tonight, at home, at 7 p.m. The current record is 4-4.
St. Pete Overcomes Quistas Basketball
On Saturday November 15, the Quistas battled St. Pete College, but lost. Final score: PHSC 75 , St. Pete 87. Top players of the game included, Daemon Ashley 17 points and Victor Davila 14 points, and five steals.
The Quistas will play Indian River State College on Monday November 17 in Ft. Pierce at 7 p.m. Their record is now 4-3.
Basketball Wins at Home Against Johnson University
The Quistas defeated Johnson University last night, 74-64. Top scorers were Shane Temara with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks and Daemon Ashley with 16 points and five rebounds.
The next game will be against St. Petersburg College on Saturday November 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Petersburg College.
Volleyball Team Wins Regional Championship and Advances
The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) women’s volleyball team, with a season record of 38-5, became National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X/District P champions after defeating Catawba Valley Community College in four sets on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Conquistadors, as regional champions, continue on to the 2014 NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Championship Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 20–22.
The Lady Conquistadors, having defeated Catawba Valley Community College in two intense matches during regular season game play, faced off in the final match of the tournament. The Conquistadors struck quickly and accurately in game one, defeating the Red Hawks 25-10. Picking up momentum, Catawba Valley went on a serving run in game two and ultimately defeated the Conquistadors by four points, 21-25. Game three proved to be a tight match, as the teams went point for point, but ended in the Conquistador’s favor with a final score of 26-24. Continuing the pace, the Conquistadors battled to win the fourth game, finishing at 25-16.
Sophomore Logan Miller, opposite hitter, recorded a team-high of 15 kills and sophomore Toni Imbimbo, libero, notched 31 digs. Freshman setter Teddi Wright also showcased an impressive performance, tallying 50 of the team’s 52 total assists. The Conquistadors finished the night with 95 digs and hit a .223 as a team.
All-tournament team selections were sophomore outside hitter Jordan Bickett and freshman setter Teddi Wright. Additionally, sophomore opposite hitter Logan Miller was honored as the tournament’s most valuable player.
In the regional championship match, the Lady Conquistadors defeated Surry Community College in three straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-10) and Wake Tech Community College in three straight sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-16).
For more information about the Lady Conquistadors follow the team on Twitter at @PHSCVolleyball and on Facebook at PHSC Volleyball. The national tournament will be broadcast by NJCAA TV.