Home court advantage and a struggling Madison team proved just what Polk County’s volleyball team needed Thursday.
Rebounding from a tough loss to Hendersonville, the Wolverines rolled to a straight-set win over the Patriots, taking a 25-14, 25-6, 25-16 victory in a home Western Highlands Conference match.
As notable for head coach Molly Hill as Polk’s level of play was its on-court demeanor. The Wolverines (10-4, 6-1) played with smiles throughout, exactly what Hill hoped to see in the wake of Tuesday’s loss.
“Our attitude and energy were completely different from Tuesday,” Hill said. “They had fun. We challenged them to bounce back and get in a good place and have fun. They did that tonight and it was good to see.”
While its back-line defense at times dug enough balls to prolong points, Madison (1-11, 1-6) could never find a consistent source of offense and soon wore down against Polk’s attack.
Addie Lynch had 11 kills and Ansley Lynch had seven for Polk. Reagan Waddell had 16 digs and four aces, Lauren Ketwitz had 14 digs, Kendall Hall had 13 digs and Cameron Capozzi added 10 digs. Georgia Garrett had 24 assists and seven digs.
Polk County continues WHC play on Tuesday, traveling to Mountain Heritage.