Polk County senior Ashley Love had two goals and two assists in Wednesday's win.

Mountain Heritage answered an early Polk County goal Wednesday with one of its own.

But the Cougars had no answer for the Wolverines’ ensuing eight tallies.

Polk County rolled to a 9-1 Western Highlands Conference win in Burnsville, preserving sole possession of second place in the WHC standings at the midway point of the conference race.

The Wolverines (8-3, 5-1) trail only undefeated Hendersonville, with two matches set with the Bearcats in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Caroline Lee scored four minutes into Wednesday’s match, but Mountain Heritage (2-7, 1-6) answered 23 minutes into the match to even the score.

But Ashley Love scored twice in a two-minute span to give Polk a lead it would never lose, the Wolverines building a 3-1 lead at the half before exploding for six second-half goals.

Love, Lee and Kendall Hall each scored two goals for Polk County, with Addie Lynch, Logan Morlino and Baylee Love also scoring. Morlino and Ashley Love also had two assists each, with Baylee Love, Reese Alley and Lynch also adding assists.

It marked the second consecutive nine-goal effort for Polk, which defeated Madison 9-2 on Monday.

Polk County continues WHC play on Thursday, hosting Mitchell in a match slated to start at 6:45 p.m.