Quick goals lift Wolverines past Avery, 4-0
Polk County’s boys soccer squad landed a quick 1-2 punch Wednesday night – and never let Avery recover.
Which made head coach Lennox Charles happiest of all.
The Wolverines scored two goals in the first three minutes, both by Wil Rimer, en route to a 4-0 win over the Vikings in a Western Highlands Conference match at Polk County Middle School.
Rimer scored 28 seconds into the match, then added his second goal moments later as Polk County (7-5-2, 6-3) quickly took control. The Wolverines built a 4-0 halftime lead and were able to maintain offensive pressure in the second half while allowing Avery few opportunities on goal.
“We started fast and we actually finished,” said Charles. “All season there have been a lot of games where we created early chances and we just haven’t taken advantage of them.
“I told them after we scored the first two goals that we need to put this team away. That’s the biggest thing we haven’t been doing when we’ve had games like this. We’ve left teams in games and let them hang around and as a result we have to fight ans scrape until the end. We did a good job tonight of finishing the game.”
Jeremy Allsbrook and Nate Smart assisted Rimer’s goals. Allsbrook also had a hand in Polk’s final two scores, setting up Bradley Osborn for the third score and teaming with Osborn to set up Ben Deffner for the final tally.
Avery dropped to 3-12-1, 2-7 with the loss.
The Wolverines travel to Highlands on Saturday for a non-conference match before entering a huge final stretch in conference play, hosting Owen on Wednesday and then journeying to Hendersonville on the following Monday.