Polk Middle's Kenley Savaia scored the lone goal Monday for the Wolverines at Waynesville

It’s been a special, record-setting season for Polk County Middle’s girls soccer team.

A spring unlike any other, though, came to an end Monday in the most heartbreaking of manners, the Wolverines falling in penalty kicks to Waynesville Middle in the semifinals of the Blue Ridge Conference Tournament.

The teams battled to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods, Polk getting its goal from Kenley Savaia, before the Mountaineers took the win in the shootout.

“It was definitely emotional after the game, but we finished with a hard fight,” said Polk Middle head coach Jessica Marrow. “I am thankful every day to be able to be a part of a fantastic team.”

The Wolverines ended the season with a 13-2-1 record, the 13 wins setting a new school record. Polk outscored opponents 64-9 this season, notching a record 10 shutouts during the season.

Eighth grader Reeve Carroll set a new school mark with 30 goals.

“We will miss our 8th graders next year,” Marrow said. “But I am excited to see the future continue to build with the soccer team.”

PCMS 2024 Girls Soccer
0 Sofie Abrahamsen
1 Kenley Savaia
2 Jill Brown
3 Khloe Kitchen
4 Leah Savaia
5 Renee Bright
6 Lexi Praytor
7 Amberina Jenne
8 Natalie Emberlin-Morgan
10 Arie Parmalee
11 Reeve Carroll
12 Daniela Chavez
14 Melina Parmalee
15 Molly Justice
17 Allie Vanderploeg
18 Sophia Smith
19 Emily Dotson
21 Scottlynn Whiteside
22 Kaiah Miller
23 Ryleigh Dill