Polk County Middle's Beiji Olivari sets a teammate earlier this season

Polk Middle tunes up for East Division showdown with sweep of Brevard Middle

The stage is now set for a showdown for the Blue Ridge Conference East Division volleyball title.

Polk Middle did its part Monday to stay in the hunt for the East Division crown, delivering an impressive road performance to hand Brevard Middle a 25-15, 25-14 loss.

It marked the first win at Brevard for Polk Middle head coach Kenny Hall and means Wednesday’s home match with Rugby will decide the East Division’s regular-season champion. Polk (10-1, 8-1) and Rugby (8-3, 8-1) enter deadlocked atop the division.

“Our girls came ready to play,” Hall said. “They executed what we have been working hard on.

“Wednesday we’ll play for a division championship in our house, so we’re pretty excited about that.”

Polk Middle snapped a 5-5 tie in Monday’s first set with five straight points for a 10-5 advantage. Brevard fought back to 10-9, but the Wolverines answered with a 4-0 run and never led by less than three points the rest of the set.

Leading 9-8 in the second set, the Wolverines reeled off 12 straight points, grabbing a 21-8 advantage and then closing out the set shortly thereafter.

Wednesday’s match is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.