Ryleigh Dill (23) and Polk Middle's defense helped shut down Apple Valley on Monday (photo courtesy Olivia Whiteside)

Reeve Carroll scored five goals Monday and Polk County Middle’s defense kept Apple Valley in check en route to a 6-0 win in Hendersonville.

The Wolverines (3-0) also got a goal from Kenley Savaia in the win. But it was Polk’s defensive play that especially pleased head coach Jessica Marrow.

“Apple Valley had a lot of great pressure on our team, which led us to make quick decisions on the field,” Marrow said. “I am really proud of the girls and the outcome of this game.

“Leah Savaia, Ryleigh Dill, Emily Dotson, Jill Brown and Renee Bright, each of them had a well-played defensive game, and this is what it takes as a team. We all must continue to work together.”

Polk Middle will make its home debut on Wednesday as Hendersonville Middle visits for a 4:30 p.m. match at Utz Field.