Owen kept alive its hopes for a share of the Western Highlands Conference regular-season soccer title – and possibly damaged Polk County’s hopes for a home playoff game – with a 2-0 win over the Wolverines on Wednesday in Swannanoa.

Polk County, who defeated Owen 2-1 last week, dropped to 15-5 overall, 9-2 in WHC play. The Wolverines now share second place with Owen, both a game behind Hendersonville in the league standings. Hendersonville comes to Polk County on Monday, and a loss to the Bearcats could drop Polk County into third place in the WHC and would possibly mean opening the state 2A playoffs on the road. A Polk County win would create a three-way tie for the league title.

Owen wrapped up its conference schedule with a 10-2 record while improving to 18-4 overall.

Polk County earned a 2-0 win in the junior varsity match.

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