No. 13 senior Juan Vera regains control of the ball from Avery. (photo by Elizabeth Troutman)

Wolverine men’s soccer captures redemption against Avery

Published 5:57pm Friday, October 19, 2012

by Elizabeth Troutman
The Wolverines’ mens soccer team picked up another conference victory with a 4-1 win over Avery.
The win put the Wolverine’s conference record at 6-3-1.
Coach Lennox Charles was pleased with the win and the performance of the team.
“Even though we still had breakdowns, Monday was the most complete game we have played in a couple of weeks,” Charles said. “It was very enjoyable after losing to them 5-1 at their place.”
Polk County’s offense was extremely active against the Vikings, taking 12 shots on goal.
Polk County senior Daniel Page scored the first goal only 12 minutes into the game. Juan Vera, senior midfielder, assisted on the goal. The Wolverines outplayed the Vikings, controlling the ball for the majority of the first half.  Polk County continued to move the ball downfield in attempt to score.
Only three minutes later did senior John Modlin knock in another goal after a corner kick.  Fernando Mondragon, a Polk County junior, assisted Modlin. With nine minutes remaining in the first half, Modlin saved Polk County a goal point attempt by Avery. The Wolverines finished the first half with a score of 2-0.
Eight minutes into the second half, the Vikings were able to get a ball past Polk County goalkeeper Dallas Boone, scoring their only point for the game. Boone, a Polk senior, had five saves for the game. Shortly thereafter, senior Kevin Angier, assisted by Modlin, scored Polk County’s third goal with 26 minutes remaining.
The Avery Vikings offense produced weak shots, only making six shots at the goal. To finish, Modlin, assisted by Page, score Polk County’s final goal with 14 minutes in the game.

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