Polk County will open the 2A state volleyball playoffs on Saturday at East Gaston per official brackets released Thursday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
The Wolverines (10-13) received a wild-card berth into the playoffs and will travel to Mount Holly to face the Warriors, champions of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference.
The match will begin Saturday at 1 p.m.
East Gaston finished its season 16-6 and is led by senior hitter Rachel Green. An Averett University commit, Green finished the regular season with 274 kills. Senior teammate Sierra Soles had 152 kills.
The Warriors had just one common opponent with Polk County, losing twice to R-S Central this season.
If Polk County should win, the Wolverines would advance to a second-round match against either West Stanly or Trinity.
The complete 2A West official bracket:
32 West Lincoln at 1 East Surry
17 Bandys at 16 R-S Central
24 Providence Grove at 9 Maiden
25 Wheatmore at 8 West Davidson
29 Lexington at 4 Lincoln Charter
20 Pine Lake Prep at 13 Randleman
21 East Davidson at 12 Surry Central
28 Walkertown at 5 Brevard
31 Forbush at 2 SW Randolph
18 Patton at 15 Hendersonville
23 Polk County at 10 East Gaston
26 Trinity at 7 West Stanly
30 Anson County at 3 McMichael
19 West Stokes at 14 West Wilkes
22 CS Davidson at 11 Owen
27 Morehead at 6 Mount Pleasant