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October 26, 2023

Girls soccer hosts Wildcats in final home match before playoffs

Minori Kunte
Hebron senior midfielder Jacey Beer defends Coppell junior midfielder Summer Chen at Buddy Echols Field on March 6. The Cowgirls host Plano in their final match of the regular season at Buddy Echols Field tonight at 7:30 p.m.

With the excitement and adrenaline of playoffs right around the corner, the Coppell girls soccer team finishes its regular season tonight against Plano. 

Tonight, the Cowgirls host Plano at Buddy Echols Field at 7:30 p.m. and celebrate Senior Night. Tonight’s match is the second meeting between the teams, Coppell previously defeating Plano, 3-0, on Feb. 13. 

Heading into the match, Plano (3-17-3 overall, 2-11 in District 6-6A) is currently seventh in district and is on a two-match losing streak, falling 6-0 to district frontrunner Flower Mound on March 5 and 3-0 to Marcus on March 8. The Cowgirls (15-3-4, 8-2-3) are coming off a 0-0 tie with Flower Mound. 

“At this point in the year, we expect to win every game,” Coppell coach Craig Able said. “Whether it’s Flower Mound or Plano, we believe that we can beat anybody in the state. The girls have performed at an incredibly high level all season long, we’ve earned all the points we’ve gotten and our district is the best in the state.”

According to Able, Plano is a low-block team, allowing its opponents to possess in the back end of the field but stifling any attacks with its deep defense. In response, Coppell looks to have patience and find the right moments to offensively break through and create goal scoring opportunities. 

Since Coppell is secured for Class 6A playoffs next week, the team looks to gain more traction prior to the first round. 

“We’d like to get some goals heading into playoffs to get some momentum and carry it,” Able said. “Round one is going to be crazy hard because five of the top seven teams in state all meet up so it’s going to be a battle but we’re ready for it. We just need to stay healthy, and get some positive momentum going.”

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Ava Johnson
Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
Ava is a senior and the sports assignment editor for The Sidekick. If she’s not working on a piece, you can find her reading, spending time with loved ones, or listening to music. You can contact her at [email protected], or through Instagram at (@heylolitsava).
Minori Kunte
Minori Kunte, Staff Cartoonist
Minori Kunte is a junior and the staff cartoonist for The Sidekick. She spends her time singing for the Madrigals and A Capella. In her free time outside of school, she enjoys painting scenic locations she’s spotted and making vlogs of her vacations for herself and her family to watch. Her favorite movie of all time is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She enjoys watching Anne With An E and The 100, while snacking on Brookside Acai Dark Chocolate and Skinny Pop. She feels inspired when looking at art made by Anna-Laura Sullivan and Bob Ross. You can contact her at [email protected]

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