Wolverines soccer gets senior night victory over Owen

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Polk midfielder Candace Arrington had never scored a goal with her left foot until Monday, May 2. With 8:26 left in the first half, the sophomore put her left foot on a ball that shot off the Owen goalie’s hands into the right corner of the net. Arrington’s goal was the only one of the night as the Wolverines won the match on Senior Night 1-0.
“I’m just so happy that I finally got an opportunity,” she said. Arrington plays midfield so the scoring opportunities aren’t always there.

Polk JV player Alina Kelberg fights for the ball during the game Monday, May 2 against Owen. Polk won 4-0. (photo by Virginia Walker)

She credits head coach Lennox “Rock” Charles for getting her in the right position for the goal.
Polk goalie Donna Every had a strong night in the night. The Wolverines pressured the ball all night, so the save opportunities weren’t plentiful, but Every made some strong plays down the stretch to ensure the shutout.
“Anything can happen in a 1-0 game,” the senior goalie said. “It’s just as intense as of it’s tied up.”
The key to the game, Charles said, was at the very beginning.
“We knew if we won the first ball, we could keep them pinned in,” he said.
Polk’s JV team also won, defeating Owen 4-0.
The Wolverines are now 12-6-2.

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