This time, 1-0 wasn’t the right result for Polk County’s girls soccer team.
After three 1-0 victories this season, the Wolverines finally failed to win one, falling 1-0 Friday to Asheville Christian Academy in a non-conference match in G.M. Tennant Stadium.
Reese Waites’ first-half goal proved the decider as the Lions (2-0-2) largely kept Polk County’s offense in check. The Wolverines (3-4) were frustrated throughout the night by an aggressive ACA defense that kept shots few and far between.
ACA scored with 18:16 left in the first half off a corner kick, Waites finding a loose ball in the penalty area and chipping it into the left corner of the net. The Lions nearly added a second goal in the 30th minute, but Polk goalkeeper Willow Arkell made a diving save, deflecting a low Lions shot out of bounds.
Arkell and Polk County’s defense held on through several second-half ACA surges, but the Lions were equally up to the task as Polk County was held scoreless for the third time this season.
The Wolverines open Western Highlands Conference play on Monday, traveling to Owen.