Polk County's Kylee Waters keps her focus on a free ball during the second half of Monday's match

Landrum pushed home a second-half goal Monday to hand Polk County’s junior varsity a 2-1 setback in a non-conference matchup in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

In their season debut, the Wolverines (0-1) gave up an own goal on a Landrum corner kick early in the first half to fall behind 1-0. That lead didn’t last long, though, as Polk evened the match just a minute later.

Evangeline Petoia began the scoring sequence, taking possession near midfield, dribbling toward the Landrum goal and then sending a pass toward the left wing through the Cardinal defense. Alice Sam stepped inside a Landrum defender near the top of the penalty area, took one touch and then hit a low line drive into the right side of the net, evening the match.

Both goals happened in the first eight minutes of the match. Neither team scored again until Landrum struck in the final 20 minutes for the eventual game-winner.

Polk County’s junior varsity is set to next be in action on March 28, traveling to A.C. Reynolds for a 5 p.m. match.