Polk County Middle's Reese Alley works to maintain possession during Thursday's game (photo courtesy April Lowman).

Madison Middle School rallied from an early two-goal deficit to spoil Polk County Middle’s season opener, defeating the Wolverines 3-2 Thursday in girls soccer action at Polk County Middle.

The Wolverines built an early 2-0 lead on goals by Ava Marino and Reese Alley. But Madison was able to get a late first-half goal, then surged ahead in the second half for the win.

“In the second half, Madison packed in their defense and gained momentum,” said Polk Middle head coach George Alley. “We had two really good chances with less than five┬áminutes left, but the ball did not bounce our way.

“Good defensive performance turned in by Jennifer Gonzales and, in midfield, Sydney Waldman worked consistently hard.”

The Wolverines are back in action on Monday, hosting Brevard Middle School in a 4:30 p.m. match.