Familiar face on the sidelines, familiar result on the court.

Polk County head volleyball coach Molly Hill returned from maternity leave Monday in time to watch the Wolverines easily defeat Kings Mountain, 3-0, in a non-conference match at Polk.

The Mountaineers came in with a 13-4 record and a share of first place in the Big South 3A Conference, but the Wolverines put together a 25-12, 25-13, 25-22 victory.

Polk County improved to 13-3 with the win. The Wolverines return to Western Highlands Conference play on Tuesday at home against Owen.

“It was a good win. We played well,” said Hill, who had been away for the past four weeks since the birth of her son, Kolt. “It felt good to be back and it was nice to come back and get a big win.”

Grace Lauer had 18 kills and seven blocks for Polk County, with Marilyn Castillo adding seven and Meadow Becker finishing with four. Sydney Waldman had 49 assists and six digs.

Carolina Castillo had 16 digs, with Kristen Hall recording nine and Landry Edwards finishing with six. Mireya Roman added four blocks for the Wolverines.

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