The Polk State Eagles saw their dream of a national volleyball championship end tonight with a loss To Miami Dade College in the opening round of the NJCAA Division 1 Volleyball National Championship in Casper, Wyoming.
"This match could have gone to either team," said Head Coach German Del Valle. "We did what we had to do. We stayed aggressive, but I think our hitters lost confidence at the end, and we couldn't put the other team away."
Alejandra Robles added 19 assists and three digs.
Ana Karine Cavalcante tallied 11 digs, 10 kills, and three assists.
Shatorreia Edgecombe finished with 11 kills, four blocks, and two digs.
Genesis Castillo made 12 kills and six blocks.
Suheily Colon made five blocks, five kills, and three assists.
Yara Ramirez had 10 digs.
"I'm real proud of you guys," Del Valle told the players. "That was a great match. Down two games to none, we took Miami Dade to five games.