First-half flurry helps power Smoky Mountain past Polk County

A late flurry in the first half helped power Smoky Mountain to a 4-1 victory Monday over Polk County in the Wolverines’ season-opening boys soccer match.

The Mustangs (3-0) tallied twice in the final three minutes of the opening half, then tacked on two more goals in the final 40 minutes.

Polk County (0-1) got its lone goal on a penalty kick by Ben Korzelius.

Grayson Ball had 10 saves for the Wolverines.

“The game doesn’t reflect truly our potential for the season,” said Polk County head coach Josh Trejo. “We struggled in some spots on the field but held our own until they struck the first goal.

“We will hit the training ground in hopes to improve tactically, technically, mentally and physically.”

The Wolverines return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Mills River to face West Henderson in a non-conference match that will be streamed live via the NFHS Network.