Polk County's Ella Waldman had 20 digs in Thursday's loss at R-S Central

R-S Central nips Polk County in five-set league matchup

R-S Central handed Polk County another tough loss Thursday, the Wolverines falling 3-2 in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference matchup in Rutherfordton.

The Hilltoppers (13-5, 5-3) took a 25-14, 12-25, 25-23, 19-15, 15-8 victory, the second five-set loss in as many nights for the Wolverines (6-10, 3-4).

Sophia Overholt had nine kills and 16 digs for Polk County, with Morgan Yoder recording nine kills and five blocks. Ada Kelley had five kills and six digs while Mia Bradley had four kills and nine blocks.

Amberlyn Scruggs had 13 assists and six digs, with Zaelea Eller recording seven assists and five digs. Ella Waldman had 20 digs, Elena Carroll had 10 digs and Kinsley Huskey had seven blocks for the Wolverines.

Polk County is set to return home on Monday, hosting Hendersonville in another conference match. Junior varsity play begins at 5 p.m., with varsity to follow. Both matches will be shown live on NFHS Network.