Polk Middle defender Gabby Savaia outraces an opponent to a loose ball during a recent match (Jane Ollis photo)

Polk Middle defense keys shutout win at Brevard Middle

A strong defensive showing helped lift Polk County Middle to a 1-0 victory over Brevard Middle in a Blue Ridge Conference girls soccer match Wednesday at Brevard.

Kylie Lewis scored the game’s only goal for Polk Middle (2-2), which posted its second straight shutout thanks to the play of its defense.

Coaches cited the work of defenders Leah Dotson, Gabby Savaia, Grace Settles and Mia Wolfe as well as goalkeeper Cate Brown as key to the back-to-back shutouts.

Polk Middle will look for its third straight win on Monday as Rugby Middle visits Utz Field for a 4 p.m. match.