Polk County's Elysia Smith and Elena Carroll team for a block during a recent Wolverine win

School-record win in hand, conference showdown at hand.

That’s how Polk County’s volleyball squad woke up Thursday morning after claiming a 3-1 victory at Enka on Wednesday evening in a non-conference match.

The 18-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 victory gave Polk its 18th straight win, snapping the previous school record of 17 straight triumphs set in 2017. The Wolverines are now 20-1, just the third time in school history that Polk has reached 20 regular-season wins.

The Wolverines will return to the bus on Thursday, traveling to Brevard for their regular-season finale. With a win, Polk would own sole possession of the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference regular-season title and the league’s top seed for the state 2A playoffs. A Brevard win would mean the teams share the regular-season title, with next week’s MF7 tournament to decide that top playoff seed.

Sophia Overholt had 13 kills and 18 digs for Polk County, with Ada Kelley returning to the lineup and posting 10 kills and five digs. Morgan Yoder finished with nine kills, four digs and four blocks.

Elena Carroll had five kills and five digs, with Amberlyn Scruggs recording 21 assists and seven digs. Zaelea Eller had 14 assists and six digs.

Ella Waldman posted 20 digs for the Wolverines, with Lisa Jones notching four digs.