One win, but one very important win Monday for Polk County’s boys soccer team.
The Wolverines defeated Owen for the first time since 2016, handing the Warhorses a 3-0 setback in a Western Highlands Conference clash in Swannanoa.
Polk County (10-2, 2-0) seniors were freshmen the last time the Wolverines claimed a win over Owen (3-7-1, 1-2).
“We needed this win,” said Polk County head coach Josh Trejo. “We are still taking one game at a time but we are very pleased about where we are at, at this moment. We must continue to grow.”
Grayson Jones scored all three goals for Polk County, the first coming midway through the first half on a pass from Cole Pereira.
The two teamed again a few minutes later, with Jones grazing the post with his shot to give Polk a 2-0 lead it would retain at the half.
The Wolverines pressed in the second half and were rewarded as Isaac Edwards took a pass from Pereira, worked past a defender and sent a perfect pass to the feet of Jones, who drilled it into the back of the net.
Greyson Ball had seven saves in recording his second shutout of the season in the win.
Polk County returns home Wednesday to face Avery in a 6 p.m. kickoff.