Eagles score often on Sophomore Night

Eagles sophomores and their families pose for a group photo. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Eagles sophomores and their families pose for a group photo. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State soccer defeated ASA College 9-2 yesterday in a Sophomore Night game on the Lakeland campus. 

The team's seven sophomores received on-field recognition at halftime. 

"We needed to get things going with our attack to break our scoring drought, and the team did a good job focusing on our rhythms," said Head Coach Steve Linamen. 

"With seven different players netting a goal, I think it shows we can be dangerous without relying on one or two target players. 

"Defensively we have a bit of loose ends to tie up, but I believe we are in a good place as we prepare for the regional tournament. It was definitely a good atmosphere for the sophomores' last home game." 

Laura Knott and Morgan Jones each scored twice. 

Arianna Elliott, Jordan Gines, Leah Neck, Emmalee Phillips, Dani Ritter each had a goal. 

Knott, Phillips, and Kaitlyn Dickie each had an assist, while Gines assisted on two goals. 

Polk State took 21 shots on goal and made one goalkeeper save. 

ASA had three shots on goal and six keeper saves. 

The Eagles (5-4-1) play their final regular-season game tomorrow on the road against Daytona State College.

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