In today's state championship match, Polk State fell to Hillsborough Community College 3-0 (22-25, 17-25, 21-25) in the FCSAA State/NJCAA District Volleyball Tournament in Gulf Breeze.
The Eagles finish the tournament as NJCAA District G champions and as state champion runner-up.
The Eagles (22-10, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 9 NJCAA) now look forward to the NJCAA Division I national championship tournament Nov. 19-21 in Casper, Wyo.
"After a few hours we'll feel better, and we're excited that we're going to the national tournament, but we did not want to come here and lose this game," said Head Coach German Del Valle.
"And the way that we lost was disappointing. We did not compete. I think we were pleased to be going to nationals already, and we did not compete to win today."
Yue Wu had 12 kills, 11 digs, and one block.
Dayanna Teixeira recorded six kills, three digs, two blocks, and a pair of aces.
Elisabeth Piroli made 24 assists, five digs, a kill, and an ace.
Laina Blanton recorded three kills, two digs, two blocks, and an assist.
Zoemy Barreto had seven kills and five digs
Suheily Colon tallied eight kills, a block, and a dig.
Alejandra Robles finished with eight assists and four digs.