Polk fights to draw with East Henderson in spring debut

Published 10:59 am Monday, March 4, 2024

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Polk County battled back from a pair of deficits Thursday to earn a 2-2 draw with East Henderson in girls soccer action in Flat Rock.

In their season opener, the Wolverines fell behind early as East’s Meagan Porter scored on a free kick from just outside the penalty area.

But Polk responded in the 14th minute as Elena Carroll took a pass from Caroline Taylor and hit a drive into the right corner of the net, evening the score.

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The Eagles (0-0-2) again took the lead early in the second half on a Lorena Salazar goal. But the Wolverines answered in the 76th minute as Gabby Savaia collected the rebound off a Taylor shot and poked it home to even the score.

East Henderson finished with 10 shots while Polk County had seven.

“We had to handle a very aggressive team and showed some determination coming from behind twice,” said Polk County head coach Lennox Charles.

The two teams are set to meet again Monday at 6 p.m. in G.M. Tennant Stadium.