Eagles soar to third straight win

A Webber defender arrives too late as Elyse Fontecchio scores the first of two goals in Polk State's 4-1 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
A Webber defender arrives too late as Elyse Fontecchio scores the first of two goals in Polk State's 4-1 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Playing today on the Lakeland campus in the annual Pink Game, which promotes breast cancer awareness, the Polk State Eagles won their third match in a row, beating Webber International University 4-1. 

Webber got on the board first, scoring in the fifth minute of the first half. 

In the 29th minute, Elyse Fontecchio put the ball in the net to even the score. 

In the second half, the Eagles dominated the scoring, and goalkeeper Sarah McKinney kept Webber from putting any more points on the board.    

Fontecchio gave Polk State the lead in the first minute of the second half, when she scored with an assist from Alexis Arroyo

Arroyo added a goal in the 11th minute, and Kelsey Lewis ended the Eagles' offensive outburst when she scored in the 41st minute. 

"Playing on our home field in front of our home fans felt great," said Head Coach Steve Linamen. "I think having the amount of fans we had here today was a good boost for the players too. 

"Aside from that, they were focused. A couple of our former players are on the other team, so our players were really pumped up to play against them. Overall, we played well. " 

Polk State took 15 shots and made 10 saves, while Webber had seven shots and 14 saves. 

With the win, the Eagles improved to 6-3-2. They host Eastern Florida on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale. 

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Women's Soccer 7:00 PM
at Warner University
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Sep 03
Women's Soccer 11:00 AM
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Sep 17
Women's Soccer 11:00 AM
at ASA College (Miami)
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Sep 20
Women's Soccer 4:00 PM
Daytona State College
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Sep 23
Women's Soccer 4:00 PM
at Broward College
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Sep 25
Women's Soccer 6:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
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Oct 13
Women's Soccer 1:00 PM
at Andrew College
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