Molly Hill hopes a good week for Polk County’s volleyball team has the Wolverines primed for a conference showdown with Hendersonville.
Polk County won its seventh straight match Thursday, easily sweeping Owen in a Western Highlands Conference match at Polk. The Wolverines recorded a 25-11, 25-12, 25-11 win, upping their record to 8-3 overall, 4-0 in WHC play.
That sets the stage for Tuesday’s WHC battle of league leaders at Hendersonville (7-5, 5-0), the first of two regular-season meetings between the two teams. After a week in which Polk won at Rosman and Kings Mountain before Thursday’s win, Hill is looking forward to the challenge.
“This was another good conference win for us,” the Polk County head coach said. “We had three wins this week, and that’s always a good week.
“We have a big week next week, seeing Hendersonville for the first time. This week has definitely been helpful in getting ready for that with these three wins.”
Polk County controlled each set in Thursday’s match. Owen (1-9, 1-5) did rally briefly in the first game, fighting back from a 7-3 deficit to pull within 9-7. But Polk’s strong serving and net play proved too much for the Warhorses, and the Wolverines steadily pulled away.
Polk then dominated the final two sets, including racing to an 8-0 lead in the final set.
Addie Lynch had 10 kills and 15 digs for Polk, with Reagan Waddell finishing with nine kills, 10 digs and three aces. Kendall Hall had 24 digs and three aces and Georgia Garrett had 19 assists and three aces for Polk.