Polk Middle upsets BRC West champion Macon Middle in tourney opener
Polk County Middle notched an upset win Monday, going to Macon Middle and knocking off the Panthers 1-0 in the opening round of the Blue Ridge Conference Girls Soccer Tournament.
The Wolverines entered as the fourth seed from the BRC West Division, with Macon Middle the BRC East champions.
But Reeve Carroll scored the only goal of the match and Polk Middle’s defense made that lead stand in recording the road triumph.
“We’ve worked so hard this season,” said Polk Middle head coach Jessica Marrow. “I told all the girls that it was our time to shine and to go out on the field and show them how we work together as a team.
“We did what we’ve been working on, and that’s playing tough, keeping the ball moving to feet. I am so proud of them and I can’t reinforce that enough. They continue to translate what we’ve worked on at practice to games and it shows.”
Polk Middle (6-7) moves into the tournament semifinals and will travel Thursday to Brevard Middle. The Blue Devils finished as the second seed in the East Division and swept Polk earlier this season.