Cavaliers, Wolverines battle to 1-1 draw
A late goal Thursday enabled East Rutherford to force a 1-1 draw with Polk County in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference girls soccer match in G.M. Tennant Stadium.
The Wolverines are now 6-2-1, 2-1-1 in conference matches. The Cavaliers are now 6-3-1, 3-1-1.
How it happened: Polk County largely had the better of action in the first half and took a 1-0 lead at the break thanks to Caroline Taylor’s goal in the first five minutes.
The Wolverines made that lead stand until the final 10 minutes of regulation, when East turned a well-placed cross just in front of the net into the tying goal.
Polk County had chances in the two 10-minute overtime periods, but could not find the net and had to settle for the deadlock.
Polk finished with 12 shots, seven of those on goal, while East Rutherford had eight shots, five on goal. Maggie McCammon had five saves.
Next up: Polk County continues conference play on Tuesday as Brevard visits, with JV play starting at 5 p.m. and varsity to follow.