Ella Waldman scored a pair of goals Tuesday to lead Polk County to a 4-1 victory over East Rutherford in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference girls soccer match in Bostic.
The Wolverines improved to 14-3-1 overall, 7-2-1 in league play with the win. Combined with Brevard’s loss to Hendersonville, Polk County now has sole possession of second place in the MF7 ahead of Thursday’s match at third-place Brevard.
Both of Waldman’s goals came off corner kicks. The first came in the 14th minute, Waldman reaching the back post for a Caroline Taylor corner and guiding the pass in with her left foot. Her second goal came in the 36th minute as she won the race to a Jamilett Ramirez corner and headed the ball into the net, that goal giving the Wolverines a 3-0 halftime advantage.
Charley Dusenbury and Hayden Blackwell also scored for Polk, with Dusenbury tallying in the 25th minute, completing a sequence of passes that began with a Susanna Ashworth throw-in. Blackwell scored in the second half as Dusenbury struck the crossbar with a shot that rebounded in front of the net, where Blackwell headed it in to put Polk up 4-0.
The Cavaliers scored in the final minutes of the match.
Maggie McCammon finished with five saves and Maggoe Johnson added one for Polk, which won its sixth straight match.