No. 2 Emily Miller kicks the ball down the field for Polk County in their win over Avery. The Wolverines also played Hendersonville Monday, April 8 but results were not available at press time. (photo by Chris Hurst)
No. 2 Emily Miller kicks the ball down the field for Polk County in their win over Avery. The Wolverines also played Hendersonville Monday, April 8 but results were not available at press time. (photo by Chris Hurst)

Polk downs Avery 3-0 with strong second half

Published 5:01pm Monday, April 8, 2013

Polk County’s soccer team beat Avery 3-0 Friday night, April 5  with an impressive second half. After the game, Coach Lennox Charles was happy with the girls’ efforts, even as he saw room for improvement.

“It was a good game, but I think we could have done better,” he said, “We were coming off Wednesday’s game that went to overtime, so we seemed to be lacking in energy the first half. We missed two or three really easy goals. You could see the effects of our last game today.”

Whatever improvements could have been made during the first half of play seemed to be implemented after halftime. Ellese Cash had two goals and one assist, while Lyric Flood scored the remaining goal. Megan Clements and Julie Meldgaard also had assists.

“The goals we had were great,” Coach Charles said, “but I think we could have scored all of those goals in the first half. If we could have gone into halftime up 3-0, the second half wouldn’t have been so tense. Avery wouldn’t have scared us so much.”

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