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PCHS soccer advances past Avery

Avery is the only Western Highlands Conference team to beat Polk this season, but in their third and most important matchup, the Lady Wolverines walked away 3-1 winners. It was the third consecutive year Polk has eliminated Avery in the playoffs.

Polk forward Kaitlin Franks scored early, which set the tone for a first half that was controlled primarily by the home team. Big stops from Wolverine goalie Jazmine Bridgeman provided Polk with a 1-0 halftime lead.

Jessica Antonio added another goal with 26 minutes remaining, and Franks converted another chance a few minutes later. Brooke Campbell had three assists, two of which were throw-ins.

Avery knocked in a point-blank carom in the 69th minute but was unable to create many other legitimate threats.