Early scoring flurry propels Polk to win in WHC opener

Published 11:35 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

Polk County quickly seized control of Wednesday’s game with Mitchell, scoring three times in the first 11 minutes en route to an 8-0 victory in a Western Highlands Conference girls soccer match in G.M. Tennant Stadium. 

Caelan Gaul, Ava Marino and Reese Alley each scored in the opening flurry as the Wolverines improved to 3-1-3 and won their conference opener. Mitchell dropped to 0-7, 0-2. 

Sasha Watson added a goal late in the first half, taking a cross from Alley and firing a shot from near the top of the penalty area, to give Polk County a 4-0 halftime lead. 

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Alley then scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half to up the lead to 6-0. Watson hit a high arching shot for another goal with 23:06 remaining, and Mireya Roman scored in the 74th minute to close out the scoring. 

Polk County returns to action Thursday, hosting Avery in another WHC matchup. Kickoff is set for 6:45 p.m. in G.M. Tennant Stadium. 

– Submitted by PolkSports.com