Polk County notched another early goal Monday. Another victory followed as well.
The Wolverines didn’t get two goals in the first four minutes as they did in the season-opening win over Enka, but still tallied once in the early going en route to a 3-0 shutout of Chase at G.M. Tennant Stadium.
Grayson Jones delivered the first blow, scoring the first of his two goals in the eighth minute, driving a shot home from the right wing to give Polk County (2-0) a quick 1-0 lead.
Chase (1-2) nearly had the equalizer in the 27th minute, but Wolverine goalkeeper Greyson Ball made a one-handed save, tipping the shot up and over the crossbar to deny the Trojans.
Four minutes later, Jones struck again with a nice display of footwork. Racing to a long pass from Isaac Edwards, Jones deftly slid the ball past Chase goalkeeper Manny Jimenez near the upper right side of the penalty area, reached the free ball before one Trojan defender and pushed it past another, giving the Wolverines a two-goal advantage.
Four minutes into the second half, Edwards upped the lead to three, hammering a shot from some 25 yards out into the upper left corner of the net.
The Polk senior nearly had another goal midway through the half, pounding a line drive off the crossbar. Jones also narrowly missed a third goal late in the half, his strike on a breakaway just rolling past the post.
Ball finished with six saves for Polk County, which hosts Hendersonville on Wednesday. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., with the varsity to follow at 7 p.m.