Eagles tie Spring Hill

Alexis Arroyo shoots between two defenders to score for the Eagles against Spring Hill. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Alexis Arroyo shoots between two defenders to score for the Eagles against Spring Hill. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State and Spring Hill College battled to a 2-2 tie today at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale.

Spring Hill got on the board first, scoring at 10:09 in the first half.

Less than four minutes later, the Eagles answered with a goal at 6:20.

Polk State took the lead at 39:28 in the second half when Alexis Arroyo put the ball in the net.

Less than a minute later, Arroyo suffered a leg injury and had to leave the game. With no other players available, the Eagles had to continue with 10 players.

Spring Hill tied the game with a goal at 33:41.
 "The overall effort was excellent," said Head Coach Steve Linamen. "Our players showed a lot of heart and determination to stay in the game and to actually control the game playing short and without substitutions. So overall to come out of a game playing with this amount of players works out well for us." 

On the day, the Eagles tallied nine shots, two corner kicks, and 6 goalkeeper saves. They were called for four offsides and four fouls.

Spring Hill recorded five shots, five corner kicks, and 10 goalkeeper saves, along with one offsides and 10 fouls.

The Eagles (1-1-2) host Eastern Florida Sept. 16 at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. 

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