Eagles gain split on final day of tournament

The Eagles beat No. 13 San Jacinto-Central to go 1-1 on the last day of the Miami Dade Tournament. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
The Eagles beat No. 13 San Jacinto-Central to go 1-1 on the last day of the Miami Dade Tournament. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State split a pair of matches today on the last day of the Miami Dade College volleyball tournament. 

In the first match, the Eagles soared to victory in three straight (25-21, 25-20, 25-22) against San Jacinto-Central (No. 13 NJCAA). 

Dayanna Teixeira had 11 digs, 10 kills, three blocks, three assists, and two aces. 

Zoemy Barreto contributed 10 digs, three aces, three kills, one block, and an assist. 

Yue Wu made 23 kills, 18 digs, six assists, and one block. 

Elisabeth Piroli recorded 29 assists to go with nine digs and an ace. 

Keisha Santana had 20 digs, four assists, and a kill. 

Suheily Colon tallied five kills, four blocks, three digs, and an assist. 

Laina Blanton made four kills, two blocks, and two digs. 

Nicole Boots added a dig and an ace. 

In their second match, the Eagles fell 4-1 to Missouri State-West Plains (No. 6 NJCAA). 

Polk State dropped the first set 22-25, won the next one 25-19, and then lost the final two, 14-25 and 23-25. 

For the Eagles, Wu made 22 kills, 16 digs, and two blocks. 

Piroli had 46 assists, eight digs, four blocks, and an ace. 

Blanton recorded seven blocks, three kills, and a dig. 

Barreto made 13 kills, 12 digs, and two blocks. 

Santana tallied 15 digs and an assist. 

Teixeira had eight kills and four digs. 

Colon finished with three kills and three digs. 

Boots added three digs.

The Eagles (10-6, No. 6 FCSAA/No. 14 NJCAA) travel to Avon Park on Thursday to begin Suncoast Conference play against South Florida State College.

Sep 20
Women's Volleyball 6:30 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sep 21
Women's Volleyball 12:00 PM
vs. Florida State College at Jacksonville
@ Miami Dade Invitational (Miami, FL)
Miami, FL
Sep 21
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
Miami Dade College Tournament
Sep 22
Women's Volleyball 10:00 AM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Miami Dade Tournament Miami, FL
Sep 22
Women's Volleyball 4:00 PM
at Miami Dade College
Miami Dade Tournament Miami, Fla.
Sep 25
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, FL
Sep 27
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL

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