Wolverine freshmen provide scoring punch in win at Mountain Heritage

Polk County senior Rhian Alley had a goal in Monday's win at Mountain Heritage.

Polk County built a 5-0 halftime lead and went on to post a 5-1 victory Monday over Mountain Heritage in a Western Highlands Conference girls soccer match in Burnsville.

The Wolverines had little trouble in improving to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in WHC play. Polk County scored three goals in the first 20 minutes, took the large halftime lead and emptied the bench in the final 40 minutes.

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“Happy to be able to get everybody that came some time on the field,” said Polk County head coach Lennox Charles. “It was a conference game, so always happy to have a conference win.”

Freshman Ava Marino opened the scoring just eight minutes into the game, scoring on a feed from Reese Alley. Rhian Alley and Reese Alley each then scored in the 20th minute, some 15 seconds apart, to give the Wolverines a 3-0 lead.

Freshmen Sydney Waldman and Mireya Roman then added goals in the final 15 minutes to boost Polk to its halftime edge.

The Wolverines outshot Mountain Heritage (0-2, 0-2) 22-2.

Polk County is slated to be back on the road Wednesday, traveling to Mitchell for another WHC clash.