Polk Middle step closer to division title after win at Hendersonville

Polk Middle's Sydney Waldman

Polk County Middle took another step Monday toward a division title, sweeping Hendersonville Middle in a Blue Ridge Middle School Conference match in Hendersonville.

The Wolverines earned a 25-14, 25-10 win, improving their record to 10-1. Polk County can clinch the Eastern Division title, and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, with a win Wednesday at home over Flat Rock.

Polk Middle trailed early in Monday’s match before rallying to take command of the first set.

“Hendersonville is a quality opponent and they jumped out to a big first set lead, 8-1,” said Polk Middle head coach Matthew Russell. “I called timeout and basically asked the girls, what are we doing wrong. They said ‘everything.’

“But we reiterated how important this game was to our season and how we wanted to stay in the first. The girls responded well with good energy and promptly went on a 24-6 run to end the set. We had a great service game from Mireya Roman, Sydney Waldman, and Kristen Hall. Hendersonville presented us with some holes in their defense and the girls did a good job attacking them.”

The Wolverines jumped out to a 5-2 lead to open the second set and never trailed. Kristen Hall and Sydney Waldman helped put the game away with several aces.

Wednesday’s match begins at 4:30 p.m. at Polk Middle.