Polk County Middle’s serving strength proved key Monday as the Wolverines rolled to a 2-0 victory over Hendersonville Middle in a Blue Ridge Conference East Division matchup.
Polk Middle improved to 10-1 overall, 7-0 in conference play and continues to hold a one-game lead over Rugby Middle for the division lead. Hendersonville fell to 2-7, 2-5.
The Wolverines earned the 25-12, 25-14 triumph with strong serving that the Bearcats often struggled to return.
Hendersonville did open the match by taking a 3-1 advantage, but Abby Pruitt and Reeve Carroll led a serving run that carried Polk to a 10-4 advantage. The lead steadily grew, and Jill Brown and Carroll delivered points late to help seal the set win.
Polk continued its serving prowess in the second set, built an early lead and steadily grew that margin until the final point.
The Wolverines are set to host Flat Rock on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. before entering the final week of regular-season play next week.