Banged-up Wolverines top East Henderson in three sets

Polk County head volleyball coach Molly Hill

A banged-up Polk County volleyball team pushed through another set of injuries Wednesday to defeat East Henderson 26-24, 25-13, 25-21 in a non-conference match at Polk County.

Already minus two varsity players, the Wolverines (7-3) had a scary incident in the second set when Alex Romano and Sydney Waldman collided while pursuing a ball. Head coach Molly Hill said both players were taken to the hospital, treated and released.

Junior varsity players Karla Olguin and Marissa Twitty had already moved up to the varsity for the match.

Reagan Waddell had 16 kills, 11 digs and six solo blocks for Polk County, with Twitty adding four blocks and Mireya Roman recording three blocks. Olguin had 17 digs, with Kendall Hall adding eight digs and Lauren Ketwitz recording seven digs and 19 assists.

Carolina Castillo finished with eight digs and Waldman had six assists before her injury.

East Henderson captured the junior varsity match with a 25-10, 17-25, 15-5 victory.

Both teams are scheduled to be back in action on Thursday, traveling to Owen for the start of Western Highlands Conference play.