Battered, spirit slightly bruised, Polk County got a welcome shot of confidence Monday night.
The Wolverines scored often and early, rolling past an outmanned Mountain Heritage squad 6-1 in a Western Highlands Conference girls soccer match at Wolverine Stadium. The match was halted in the final 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.
Polk County (2-2, 1-1) snapped a two-game losing streak and did so even though starters Caroline Lee, Scarlett Mosseller and Rhian Alley sat out the match. The Wolverines also sat several starters for all or most of the second half after building a 5-0 lead at the break.
“We needed a game like this to get a little bit of confidence,” said Polk County head coach Lennox Charles. “After the Madison loss and Saturday (a loss to St. Stephens), even though we were missing some girls, it’s good to get a little bit of our confidence back.”
Reese Alley scored off a corner kick 43 seconds into the match, Ashley Love added a goal five minutes in and the Wolverines were never challenged thereafer. Polk added first-half goals by Baylee Love, Lauren Ketwitz and Jessica Bentley.
Addie Lynch scored early in the second half before Mountain Heritage (0-3, 0-3) added a late goal.
Polk County is back in action Wednesday, traveling to Mitchell for another WHC game.