PCHS forced to settle for 1-1 tie

Published 2:32 pm Friday, August 20, 2010

A late panic attack and penalty by the Polk County High boys varsity soccer team allowed Brevard to tie the season-opening contest at 1-1 with five seconds to play Wednesday night.

With no overtime, the game ended after Thomas Richmonds goal sneaked inside the right goalpost to tie the game.

We have to be able to handle pressure, said PCHS head coach Rock Charles. Now that weve been in this situation, we have to learn from it.

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A pushing foul was called on PCHS just outside the box as Brevard pushed for a late goal. Richmond quickly placed the ball and kicked on the referees signal as PCHS struggled to set its defense. The Wolverines (0-0-1) had held onto its slim lead since Evan Morrows goal in the 21st minute of the first half.

In the JV game, Jordan Brown and Daniel Page scored a goal apiece in the 2-1 win for the Wolverines (1-0).