Polk County defender Bailey Lowman clears a loose ball during Monday's junior varsity game (photo courtesy April Lowman).

Polk varsity falls on penalty kicks, JVs deadlock at Owen

Owen handed Polk County a key Western Highlands Conference loss on Monday, outlasting the Wolverines in a penalty kick shootout in Swannanoa.

The two teams battled through regulation and overtime without scoring. But Owen (7-3, 5-1) converted its first four penalty kicks while Polk County (6-3, 3-1) made only one of its first three to seal its fate.

Malena Roman had 13 saves for Polk County in regulation and overtime.

The junior varsity game also ended in a tie, a 1-1 deadlock.

Polk County is back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Mitchell.