Easy win over Flat Rock shows Wolverines ‘starting to click’

Polk Middle's Sydney Metcalf battles for possession in a match earlier this season.

Polk County Middle’s girls soccer team continued its strong play of late on Thursday, easily topping Flat Rock 7-1 in a Blue Ridge Middle School Conference game at Polk.

Ava Marino scored three goals and Belen Akers added two for the Wolverines (5-3), who won their third straight match.

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“The win (Thursday) made me very proud of our girls,” said Polk County head coach Stephanie Luedi. “We had not played a game in a while due to Henderson County’s spring break. We came back Monday with a win against Brevard and then continued with the strong win against Flat Rock.

“Things are starting to click. We have been making better passes and playing with more energy.”

Taytem Johnson and Mireya Roman also scored Thursday. Sara Muse had nine saves in goal.

“Our defense, which consists of Julia Griffin, Rollins Carter, Scout Harmon and Sydney Waldman, has become more consistent,” Luedi said. “In the first few games we had opportunities to score and we just didn’t finish. Now, we have been finishing.”

The Wolverines return to action on April 18, traveling to Rugby for a key match. The two teams are tied for second in the Blue Ridge’s East Division, a game behind Hendersonville.