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October 26, 2023

Cowgirls dominate the field against Plano East

Sydney Araujo
Coppell freshman forward Emeline Holder scores against Plano East goalkeeper Natalie Gillum at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls defeated Plano East, 4-0.

Fans sit huddled together under umbrellas as rain pelts down onto Buddy Echols Field. On Friday, the Coppell girls soccer match against Plano East started off rocky, with a 30-minute delay just three minutes into the game due to a lightning strike. 

Coppell persevered through the delay, winning the District 6-6A match, 4-0.

Returning from the delay, Coppell fought hard with a strong backline defense and ended the first half with two goals from sophomore forward Neerali Kapadia. 

Coppell came into the second half strong, maintaining its possession and lead in the game. Freshman Emeline Holder put on a strong performance, scoring two second half goals.

“She’s up to now five goals in district in four games,” Coppell coach Craig Able said. “She’s playing fantastic up top for us.”

The goalkeepers, sophomore Kelsey Clark and junior Veronika Orzolek, also had a great night, keeping clean sheets for Coppell. 

“Veronika Orzolek keeping another shutout with Kelsey Clark along with the whole back line played really well, so very proud of them and the way they played,” Able said.

The team’s chemistry this year showed through in the match. Junior centerback Monica Morales felt that the relationships the team has built throughout the season have greatly contributed to their success.

“We connected really well and we were able to finish in the final third better than we did on Tuesday,” Morales said. “The team chemistry has always really been good for this team just because a lot of us have played together before.”


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Elizabeth De Santiago
Elizabeth De Santiago, Staff Writer
Elizabeth De Santiago is a sophomore and first year staff writer. Outside of The Sidekick she likes to play the piano, listen to obscure music genres, and draw. She joined The Sidekick because she enjoyed writing short stories from a young age and admired the environment of the staff. She is a big fan of the Premier League and a fan of Manchester City. Elizabeth has two french bulldogs. Frye and Boo, who are 3 and 1 years old. She is typically found listening to Twenty One Pilots, Mitski, Pierce the Veil, Trippie Redd, Awich, Underscores and Joji. She likes to research and study fashion from Japan and France. Elizabeth would like to be a dermatologist or radiologist in the future. She has lived in Coppell her whole life and plans to stay in the Dallas area when She is older. Her favorite food is Calzones and her favorite place to eat is Chili’s. Elizabeth likes to shop at Forever 21, Hot Topic, Spencers, Boxlunch and Temu. Her usual Starbucks order is an iced chai tea latte with soy milk. She enjoys watching Boondocks, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Mean Girls. Elizabeth’s favorite place she’s traveled to is Disney World and dreams of traveling to Japan and Bora Bora. She is taking Chinese II and graphic design I. She has one younger brother named Matthew who is in 6th grade at Coppell Middle School North. Elizabeth attended Town Center Elementary School and Coppell Middle School North. You can contact her by email at [email protected].com.
Sydney Araujo
Sydney Araujo, Staff Writer
Sydney Araujo is a sophomore and a first year staff writer on The Sidekick.

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