Polk soccer loses to Starmount in playoffs

Published 1:03 pm Friday, November 5, 2010

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Polk County Wolverines varsity soccer team played host to a tough Starmount team. The game went down to the wire, but Polk came up just short in a 2-1 loss.

From the start both teams knew it was going to be a physical 90 minutes with pushing and bumping becoming more than common in the early going.

Polk kept the ball in Starmounts end for most of the half and put great pressure on Starmounts defense, with Blair Ruth (#8) blasting two shots that were just turned aside.

Polk finally broke through when Davie Abril (#2) took a free kick from the top of the box and placed it beautifully in the upper 90 to give Polk the 1-0 lead.

The goalie for the Wolverines, Dallas Boone, worked to preserve the slim lead and hold the tie once Starmount had penetrated for a breakaway on the lone goalie.

Starmount did tie on the breakaway but only after Boone had made several saves and saved a free kick from the top of the box. The Wolverines offense had great ball movement and intensity in the first half.

Both teams fought hard in the second half. The game went back and forth, but Starmount proved too much, just edging out the Wolverines in the second half.

The loss ends the Wolverines season. Fans say everyone will miss this years seniors.