Errors lose soccer match for Polk against W. Hendersonville

Published 11:42 pm Sunday, March 31, 2013

Polk County soccer lost to West Hendersonville 2-1 Thursday, March 28. Although the girls got off to a great start, errors allowed both W. Hendersonville goals.
After the game, Coach Charles would praise parts of the game, while regretting others.
“The first 15 minutes of play was ours,” he said, “but after that we would play real well at times, but at others we would make mental mistakes. I told them before the game that West Hendersonville was a really good team, and when you play a team of that caliber, you can’t have any mistakes.”
Although West Hendersonville played a great game, both goals could have been stopped, the coach thought.
“The first goal, the other girl did really well getting it to our goal, but if we would have defended better we could have stopped it,” Coach Charles said. “On the other one, we had a chance to clear the ball, but let the other team get behind us.”
Polk County’s goal came from Ellese Cash, off an assist by McKenna Callahan. Late in the game, Cash would have a chance to score a second goal, but the shot was just barely blocked. It was a bit of a letdown for a team that had played exceptionally well the second half.
“With the way we were playing near the end of the game, I feel like if we would have scored that goal, we probably would have won,” said coach Charles.
Samantha Firby was also singled out for praise by the coach, saying: “She was dangerous all night, putting a lot of work in out there. She’s a forward, but she does a great job playing defense when we lose the ball. She works really hard to get the ball back.”
Polk County’s next game is April 3 at Owen. Their next home game is Friday, April 5 against Avery. Polk County will also have an alumni soccer game on April 6.

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