NCHSAA WOMEN’S SOCCER 1-A
TRAKAS SCORES LONE GOAL TO LIFT POLK COUNTY PAST RALEIGH CHARTER 1-0
RALEIGH— Junior midfielder Anna Trakas scored the only goal of the game with 2:30 left to play to lift Polk County to a 1-0 victory over Raleigh Charter on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s women’s 1-A soccer championship at Paul Derr Stadium at N.C. State.
Trakas, the Most Valuable Player of the match, knocked in her 15th goal of the season on a direct kick from just outside the box to propel the Lady Wolverines to their first NCHSAA women’s soccer crown in the defensive struggle.
Raleigh Charter outshot Polk 10-4 and had two excellent scoring chances in the second half. The first occurred in the 46th minute when a shot banged off the right upright of the goal, and then with seven minutes remaining Lindsay Creech of the Phoenix connected on a free kick from outside the box that just sailed over the crossbar.
Each team had only one corner kick on the afternoon. Keeper Jazmine Bridgeman recorded her 10th shutout on the season.
Polk finished the year 20-6 after opening the year losing four of its first five matches. Raleigh Charter, who won the ’07 1-A title, wound up 15-7-1 overall.
The Raleigh Sports Consortium serves as the primary host city partner for the women’s soccer championship, along with the Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Wendy’s is the presenting sponsor for the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 STATE 1-A WOMEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Paul Derr Stadium, North Carolina State University
Raleigh Charter 0 0 — 0
Polk County 0 1 — 1
77:30 Polk—Anna Trakas.