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Polk County Middle defender Mya Freeman prepares to clear the ball from the Wolverines' end of the field during a recent game

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Polk Middle soccer squad bests Canton, Flat Rock

Polk County Middle won its second straight game Thursday, rolling past Flat Rock 4-1 in Blue Ridge Conference girls soccer action at Flat Rock

Polk County Middle won its second straight game Thursday, rolling past Flat Rock 4-1 in Blue Ridge Conference girls soccer action at Flat Rock.

A day after thumping Canton Middle, the Wolverines (2-2) got two goals each from Ivy Oviedo and Sophia Overholt in earning the win.

Oviedo scored both of her goals, one on an assist from Jamilett Ramirez, to push Polk to an early 2-0 lead. Flat Rock sliced the margin to 2-1, but Overholt tallied before the half to restore the two-goal lead.

Overholt added her final goal in the second half.

“We still have things to work on, but we are starting to come together as a team,” said Polk Middle head coach Travis Aldred.

The Wolverines blasted past Canton Middle 8-2 on Wednesday, that game also on the road.

Overholt had five goals and an assist to lead the Polk County offense in the win. She scored her first goal off an assist from Caroline Taylor less than five minutes into the match, then tallied again twice in the next 12 minutes, one of those on an assist from Hayden Blackwell.

Following a Canton goal, Michelle Hernandex tallied off a pass from Overholt to give the Wolverines a 4-1 lesd at the half.

Blackwell teamed with Overholt on another goal just two and a half minutes into the second half, and Overholt scored for the last time with 25:09 left to play. Mariana Claros then scored twice for the Wolverines before Canton added a late goal.

The two wins followed two early defeats, one of those a 2-1 loss at Apple Valley to open the season, the other a 5-0 setback against Hendersonville.

Taylor scored off a free kick for the Wolverines in the Apple Valley match, with goalkeeper Maggie McCammon making several saves to keep Polk Middle close.

Aldred said defenders Mya Freeman, Ella Waldman, Oviedo and Anna Jackson each played well in both opening losses.

“We came out pretty flat and we need to be more aggressive against a very good Hendersonville team,” he said.

The Wolverines are back in action on Monday, hosting Brevard Middle.

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