A.C. Reynolds, undefeated and the top-ranked 3A girls soccer squad in the state, handed Polk County a 2-0 loss on Monday in non-conference action.
Zoe Lewis and Breona Tate scored goals for Reynolds (19-0), which recorded its third straight shutout and sixth in its last seven games.
Polk County (15-4), ranked 11th in this week’s state 2A coaches poll, got nine saves from Kara Overholt in the loss.
The Wolverines are scheduled to travel to Owen on Wednesday for an important Western Highlands Conference matchup. Hendersonville defeated Owen 2-1 on Monday, leaving Polk County and Hendersonville tied atop the WHC standings with one loss and Owen one game back with two losses. A Polk County win on Wednesday would mean next week’s Hendersonville-Polk game at Wolverine Stadium would be for the conference title. An Owen win on Wednesday would mean Polk would need to defeat Hendersonville to earn a share of the WHC crown.
Polk County Middle School saw its regular season come to an end with a 3-0 loss at Flat Rock Middle School.
Head coach George Alley praised the effort of sweeper Bella Marino in the loss.
“She controlled the ball well and passed accurately,” Alley said.
Polk County will now wait and see where it will be seeded for the Blue Ridge Middle School Conference playoffs, slated to begin on Monday.