Polk men’s soccer beats Mountain Heritage in conference match

Published 5:48 pm Monday, October 15, 2012

Polk County’s senior Caleb Parsons on midfield. (photo by Elizabeth Trautman)

by Elizabeth Trautman
Polk County’s Wolverine men varsity soccer team scored another conference win Tuesday night against Mountain Heritage High’s Cougars.
The 1-0 win put the Polk County Wolverines at five wins, three losses and one tie for conference.  Overall, the Wolverines have six wins, six loses and one tie.
The Wolverines, despite the cold dark night, were moving fast and covering the field.  Polk County appeared the better team, controlling the ball the majority of the time and outshooting Mountain Heritage 10 to six on goal.  Senior Dallas Boone, the Wolverines goalkeeper, saved all six attempts from the Cougars to score.
Although Coach Lennox Charles notes the team, “did not do the best job of finishing or taking [their] chances,” Polk County Wolverines remained in the game, determined to pull off another victory.
Nearly an hour into the game, senior midfielder John Modlin,  no. 8, scored the only point for the game.  Senior midfield player, Juan Vera, no. 3, assisted Modlin.  Polk County’s efforts to keep the ball downfield allowed the goal attempts, and eventually resulted in a win.
Coach Charles prides the team saying, “I thought we worked really hard and had periods of time when we were clearly the better team.”  The Polk County men battled against Mountain Heritage’s strong offence, which as Coach Charles put it, “always looked dangerous.”
The Polk County Wolverines also played the Madison High School Patriots last Wednesday, Oct. 10.  With only five minutes remaining in the game, Modlin headed in a corner kick by junior midfield Austin Wolfe,  No. 9.  Coach Charles notes that both teams had made much improvement since the first round they played.
“Our hard work and determination again got us through that game.”

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