Eagles win opening match at national volleyball tournament

Kathya Garcia (7) made 20 kills as the Eagles beat Seward County 3-0 at the national tournament. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Kathya Garcia (7) made 20 kills as the Eagles beat Seward County 3-0 at the national tournament. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

The Polk State Eagles beat Seward County Community College 3-0 today in the opening match of the NJCAA Division 1 Volleyball Championship tournament in Casper, Wyo. 

The Eagles are seeded sixth in the tournament while Seward County is seeded 11th

Polk State (25-7, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 10 NJCAA) won 25-18, 25-22, and 25-20. The Eagles play third-seeded Western Nebraska Community College today at 7:30 p.m. 

Kathya Garcia led the Eagles with 20 kills, four digs, and an ace. 

Cristina Castillo made 39 assists, 10 digs, two kills, and an ace. 

Yue Wu recorded 12 kills, 10 digs, and an assist. 

Alejandra Sanabria added three kills, an assist, a dig, and a block. 

Keisha Santana had 11 digs and three assists. 

Anilise Fitzi made five kills. 

Dominika Nemcova contributed four kills and two digs. 

Nicole Boots tallied nine digs and an ace. 

Aurora Alderman finished with two digs and an ace.

 
Sep 26
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
College of Central Florida
Winter Haven, Fla.
Sep 30
Women's Volleyball 12:00 PM
at Florida State College at Jacksonville
Gainesville, Fla.
Sep 30
Women's Volleyball 4:00 PM
at Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Fla.
Oct 03
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
Daytona State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 05
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 10
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
Lake-Sumter State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 12
Women's Volleyball 7:00 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, Fla.

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