Polk County’s boys soccer team picked up a road win on Monday that left head coach Josh Trejo feeling good about the direction of the Wolverine squad.
Polk earned a 3-1 victory at East Rutherford, improving to 6-1 on the season. The Wolverines host Smoky Mountain on Wednesday in what should be a stiff challenge against one of the area’s top squads.
The Wolverines grabbed a 1-0 lead on a Nicolas Lopez goal, then added another tally as Isaac Edwards dribbled through a group of East Rutherford defenders and found the top right corner of the net.
The Cavaliers (3-3) sliced the margin to 2-1 at the half, but Gaige Lewis added an insurance goal for the Wolverines, taking a pass from Alan Mejia and beating the East goalkeeper with a shot into the left corner of the net.
“A game that could have gone both ways,” Trejo said. “We kept our composure. We defended very well with very few errors tonight. We created a lot of chances in the beginning of the game, but just couldn’t put the ball away.
“I’m proud of the team moving forward. We have the momentum, we just need to execute the plan to keep winning.”
Greyson Ball had 13 saves for Polk County.