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October 26, 2023

Strong second quarter against Rockwall puts Cowboys on top

Rhea Chowdhary
Rockwall junior defense Jaric Ankton checks Coppell junior midfielder Edward Griffin, attempting to gain possession. On Friday, Coppell defeated Rockwall, 9-6, at Lesley Field.

With temperatures reaching 46 degrees Friday night, fans were feeling the chill. However, this didn’t stop the Coppell boys lacrosse team from putting on a show in its 9-6 victory over Rockwall at Lesley Field. 

Down by two at the start of the second quarter, Coppell knew it had to get going if they wanted to secure a lead. Senior attack Chase Waddill got Coppell started with a shot into the goal making the score 3-2. Almost immediately, Coppell regained possession and junior midfielder Edward Griffin evened the score.

The Cowboys were not done, though. Coppell gained possession and Griffin scores on a quick shot to give Coppell a 4-3 lead. Rockwall went scoreless for the rest of the quarter and by halftime, Coppell had given itself a three goal lead.

For the rest of the game, Coppell was sure not to let up despite efforts by Rockwall players such as sophomore midfielder Haiden Eaker and sophomore attack Kingston Poe. Coppell maintained its lead the rest of the game.

“I didn’t do too much statistically but just continuing to work the ball around and trusting the ball will find the back of the net,” Griffin said. “The team played great and it was great to get a win.”

This game was also a big one for Griffin who was returning from injury.

“It was a lot of fun,” Griffin said. “I’ve been working all offseason and seeing us lose that first game was rough. I know I could’ve made a difference so it was a lot of fun to be out here with the boys and competing again.

Despite getting the win, the Cowboys look for continued improvement coming out of the game.

“Way too many turnovers so just cutting down on turnovers, continuing to play a clean game and continuing to get better,” Griffin said.

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Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor
Nyah is a junior and the CHS9 editor for The Sidekick. Although she was inspired by Rory from Gilmore Girls at 9 years old, Nyah’s journey in the school newspaper and journalism started when she won Writer of the Week during a journalism summer camp. Outside of writing for The Sidekick, Nyah is also an editor for the magazine TaHB, which focuses on topics and events in the science and medical field. When not working on a story for The Sidekick, struggling through IB classes, or editing for TaHB magazine, Nyah enjoys critiquing reality TV with her friends over FaceTime, listening to female rap artists such as Cardi B, Saweetie and Latto, and keeping up with her football team, the New York Jets. As a proud New Jerseyan, born and raised for 5 years, Nyah attributes her opinionated personality to her Jersey origin. She loves everything about the American Northeast: people’s aggressive attitudes and aggression, and the busy city lifestyle. To discuss Patrick Mahomes’ football career, share opinions on reality TV characters, or discuss rap culture, you can contact Nyah by email at [email protected] or on Instagram (@nyah_rama).
Rhea Chowdhary, Video Editor
Rhea Chowdhary is a junior and the video editor of The Sidekick. She produces, assists and collaborates on videos of the community of Coppell, and creates lots of multimedia content in general. You can contact her by email ([email protected]), and follow her work on Instagram (@rhea.chowdhary) and X (rhea_chowdhary).

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