Polk County completed a perfect run through its Western Highlands Conference schedule on Wednesday, taking a rainy 4-2 win at Madison.
The Wolverines close their regular season with a 19-2 overall record, including a 10-0 mark in the WHC. Polk County will learn its playoff fate on Monday when the official pairings are announced. The Wolverines are expected to earn a first-round bye.
Madison (11-5-3, 6-3-1) grabbed an early 1-0 lead before the Wolverines evened the match on a Cole Pereira goal. The Patriots again surged in front, scoring on a long throw, but Alan Mejia rebounded a Polk miss moments later and scored to even the match at 2-2.
Isaac Edwards then gave the Wolverines a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, dribbling through a handful of Madison players to create some space before unleashing a shot from outside the penalty area that found the back of the net. Polk kept that 3-2 lead at the half.
Grayson Jones gave Polk an insurance goal in the second half, tallying on a long drive after a pass from Edwards.
The Wolverines substituted liberally in the final 30 minutes, with Grayson Ball making 15 saves to preserve the win.