Polk Middle bounces Macon Middle in straight sets

Polk County Middle head volleyball coach Kenny Hall couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2021 season.

The Wolverines opened their fall schedule Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Macon Middle in a Blue Ridge Conference match at Polk Middle.

Polk claimed a 25-16, 25-21 victory.

“I’m really pleased with how much we improved from our jamboree until today,” Hall said. “That’s with two practices to make those changes.

“We had some rough spots here and there, but doesn’t everybody? I’m just proud of the girls for going out and getting a win, even though there’s lots of work to do to get better.”

Macon had early leads in both sets, only to see the Wolverines rally. Polk fought back in the second set to tie the match at 12-12, then roared to a 17-13 edge on the strength of Mahaley Wilson’s serving.

Macon came back and pulled ahead 21-19, but an Emiley Pagan kill and a Reeve Carroll ace evened the score at 21-21, Macon failed to return Carroll’s next two serves before calling a timeout, but the Wolverines followed the break with two more points, the last of those a Kaylynne Holbert kill to end the match.

Polk Middle will return to the court on Monday, traveling to Apple Valley for a 4:30 p.m. match.

Beija Olivari soars for a kill attempt Monday during action early in the second set of the Wolverines’ win