Polk County's Alysia Smith delivers a kill past East Henderson's defense during Wednesday's match

Wolverines thump Eagles, reach halfway mark of season

A dominant final set Wednesday put a stamp on a dominant first half of the season for Polk County’s volleyball squad.

The Wolverines are now halfway through their 2022 regular-season schedule, reaching that point with a 25-16, 25-11, 25-4 victory over East Henderson in a non-conference home match.

Polk County improved to 10-1 with the win, with East Henderson falling to 0-8.

After a tough first set, the Wolverines began to assert control of the match in the middle set, then raced to a 17-2 lead in the third set, highlighted by an Elena Carroll serving run. East struggled to stop Polk’s hitting, especially the middle tandem of Morgan Yoder and Elysia Smith.

Yoder finished with eight kills and five aces, with Smith adding two kills. Carroll had seven kills and six aces while Ada Kelley had six kills and four digs.

Sophia Overholt had five kills and nine digs, with Ella Waldman recording 13 digs. Amberlyn Scruggs had 13 assists, surpassing 500 for her career, and Zaelea Eller had 11 assists and six digs for the Wolverines.

Polk County kicks off the second half of its schedule on Tuesday, traveling to Chase for a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference match.