In volleyball today, Polk State lost to No. 1 Tyler Junior College but then bounced back to beat Pratt Community College in the Blinn College 2015 Premier Tournament in Brenham, Texas.
The Eagles fought hard but fell to Tyler in four games (22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 22-25).
Dayanna Teixeira had nine kills, nine digs, and eight blocks.
Elisabeth Piroli contributed 19 assists and three digs.
Yue Wu recorded eight kills, four aces, and two blocks.
Alejandra Robles added six assists, four digs, and an ace.
Zoemy Barreto made 12 digs along with two aces and a block.
Suheily Colon tallied nine kills and five blocks.
Laina Blanton added four blocks and three kills.
Madison Wildey recorded nine assists and four digs.
Nicole Boots finished with two digs and an ace.
Against Pratt, the Eagles won in four (25-12, 23-25, 25-12, 25-18).
Yue Wu led the Eagles with 13 kills, nine digs, three aces, and one block.
Zoemy Barreto made 10 kills and one block.
Dayanna Teixeira also recorded 10 kills, along with two blocks.
Alejandra Robles had 23 assists, six digs, and three aces.
Madison Wildey also made 23 assists to go with 10 digs and two aces.
Keisha Santana added eight digs, three assists, one ace, and one kill.
Alejandra Sanabria tallied three kills and three blocks.
Laina Blanton finished with eight kills and two blocks.
Mariafernanda Bolivar made six kills and one block.
Siena Kelley contributed a dig and a kill, while Nicole Boots added an assist and a dig.
The Eagles (7-4) hit the road Sept. 16 for a 6 p.m. game against Daytona State College.