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Lady Wolverine soccer bounces back after loss

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Avery (13-2-1) last Monday, where they fell for the first time in Western Highlands conference play. Midfielder Anna Trakas&squo; lone goal was not enough as the Lady Vikings won 2-1.

Polk regrouped with a 4-2 win at Shelby on Thursday. Senior forward Kaitlin Franks&squo; hat trick took shape early when she scored in the first two minutes off a pass from Emily Antonio. Moments later Franks assisted on a goal by fellow senior forward Brooke Campbell. Cambell returned the favor on Franks&squo; two subsequent goals.

On Friday, Franks and Campbell took charge again against Mitchell; they each scored twice. Brittany Phipps also found the net, and Mary Hemphill had two assists as Polk shut out the Lady Mountaineers 5-0 before the conference matchup was cut short due to bad weather.

Monday, Polk returned to their home field to play another WHC opponent, Owen. Trakas&squo; two goals gave the Lady Wolverines their third consecutive victory in a 2-0 shutout.

Polk (12-6, 8-1 WHC) heads to Mountain Heritage Monday and gets a rematch against Avery at home on Tuesday. Senior Night for the Lady Wolverines will be Thursday, May 7, as they take on rival Hendersonville at 7 p.m.