Polk County's Elena Carroll heads a pass away from East Rutherford's Destiney Hicks during the second half of Tuesday's match

Soccer roundup: Polk varsity, JVs fall; PCMS girls nipped in tourney opener

East Rutherford struck once in each half Tuesday, those two goals lifting the Cavaliers to a 2-0 victory over Polk County in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

The Wolverines (3-13-2, 3-6-2) were missing a couple of players, including goalkeeper Maggie McCammon. But senior Nathalie Ramirez started in goal and delivered a solid performance.

East Rutherford (7-7-2, 5-5-2) struck in the 16th minute as a low line-drive corner kick skipped into the penalty area and to the foot of Samantha Flack, who scored from some two yards out.

The Cavaliers then added a goal in the 70th minute following a throw-in in Polk’s half of the field. East forward Destiney Hicks gained possession of the ball with space, drove into the right side of the penalty area and hit a shot that bent into the left corner of the net, giving East a 2-0 lead.

The Wolverines had a couple of scoring chances in the final minute, but East goalkeeper Jasmine Twitty turned each aside to preserve the shutout.

Polk County wraps its Mountain Foothills 7 Conference schedule on Thursday, hosting Brevard at 6 p.m.

POLK JVS FALL: Hendersonville tallied at regular intervals and handed Polk County’s junior varsity a 9-0 defeat.

Pending a late schedule addition, the Wolverines conclude their season with a 2-6 record.

SEASON ENDS FOR PCMS GIRLS: Polk County Middle School’s season came to an end Monday as Macon Middle eked out a 2-1 win in the opening round of the Blue Ridge Conference tournament.

The Wolverines conclude their season with a 6-5-2 record.