Late two-goal flurry lifts Hendersonville Middle past Polk Middle

Polk Middle's Austin Ledford takes control of a loose ball during Wednesday's match with Hendersonville Middle.

Polk County Middle had the better of nearly everything in Wednesday’s boys soccer match with Hendersonville Middle – everything, that is, except the score.

The Bearcats scored two late goals in a three-minute span to hand Polk Middle a 2-0 setback in a Blue Ridge Conference match at Polk.

The Wolverines (1-1-1) more than held their own throughout the match, controlling the flow of action for long stretches. But Polk Middle could never convert that upper hand into a goal despite several chances in both halves.

“It was one of those games where you feel like we played better,” said Polk Middle head coach Lennox Charles. “The ball was in their half most of the time. We just couldn’t create a good chance.

“In the second half they completely eliminated their midfield, dropping six back to stop our forwards, then kicking the ball upfield. It threw us out of our rhythm.”

The Bearcats (2-2) scored with 13:01 and 10:26 left in the match, then hung on through one last Polk Middle flurry in the final minutes.

“We were just not able to create as many chances in the second half as we did in the first half,” Charles said. “In the second half we didn’t string together passes like we did in the first half.”

Polk Middle will be back in action on Thursday, hosting Rugby Middle at 4:30 p.m. in a match rescheduled from last week.