Polk State volleyball picked up a pair of victories today, defeating Indian River State College and St. Petersburg College at the Hillsborough Community College Kickoff Classic in Tampa.
Against Indian River, the Eagles won the first two sets (25-22, 25-14) then dropped the third (21-25) before winning the fourth set 25-15.
Nicky Pio posted 29 assists, nine digs, four kills, and a pair of aces.
Yue Wu had eight kills, seven digs, and an ace.
Kathya Garcia made 14 digs, seven kills, and four aces.
Anilise Fitzi recorded 12 kills and two digs.
Keisha Santana had 11 digs and an ace.
Dominika Nemcova tallied nine kills, six digs, an assist, and an ace.
Cristina Castillo made 12 assists, three digs, and an ace.
Alejandra Sanabria contributed three digs and two kills.
Nicole Boots had six digs, a kill, and an ace.
Kaylee Gartino added three kills and two digs.
Veronika Nemcova had three digs.
Facing St. Petersburg, the Eagles lost the first set 21-25 before taking the next three sets 25-22, 27-25, and 25-20.
Santana had 22 digs, four assists, and three aces.
Pio posted 34 assists, 12 digs, five kills, four blocks, and three assists.
Wu made 16 digs, 11 kills, an assist, and an ace.
Dominika Nemcova made 12 kills, 10 digs, a block, and an ace.
Garcia recorded 12 kills, five digs, a block, and an assist.
Sanabria had five kills, three blocks, and two digs.
Fitzi made seven kills, three blocks, and a dig.
Castillo tallied five assists and two digs.
Boots added four digs, an assist, and an ace.
The Eagles (4-1, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 6 NJCAA) travel to Melbourne, Fla., Sept 3 to play Eastern Florida State College at 10 a.m. and Santa Fe College at 4 p.m.