Eagles heading to state tournament after second-place finish

The Eagles have earned a spot in the state tournament for the fifth consecutive year. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
The Eagles have earned a spot in the state tournament for the fifth consecutive year. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State volleyball ended the regular season tonight with a 2-3 loss to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton. 

The Eagles finish second in the Suncoast Conference, earning a berth in the state tournament for the fifth straight year. 

After the Eagles dropped the first two sets (23-25, 19-25), they fought back to take the next two (25-19, 25-9) before losing the final 12-15. 

Dayanna Teixeira had 10 digs, nine kills, a pair of aces, and an assist. 

Elisabeth Piroli recorded 39 assists, five digs, three blocks, and three kills. 

Zoemy Barreto made 18 kills, 17 digs, three blocks, two aces, and an assist. 

Laina Blanton tallied nine blocks and three kills. 

Suheily Colon added four kills, two digs, and an ace. 

Keisha Santana had 19 digs and an assist. 

Mariafernanda Bolivar finished with 8 kills, five digs, and a block. 

Nicole Boots made two digs, an ace, and an assist. 

Madison Wildey added two digs and an ace, while Alejandra Robles had three assists.   

Yue Wu did not play due to a knee injury.

The Eagles (19-9, 6-2, No. 1 FCSAA, No. 5 NJCAA) will travel to Pensacola for the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Volleyball Tournament Nov. 5-7.

 
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
@ MDC
Miami Dade College Tournament
Sep 22
Women's Volleyball 10:00 AM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ MDC
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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