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October 26, 2023

Girls soccer enters bi-district battle in Prosper

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Katie Park
Plano sophomore defender Lainey Przywara defends Coppell sophomore forward Sofia Chavez at Buddy Echols Field on March 19. Coppell travels to Prosper for the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs at 6 p.m. tonight.

In 2021, Prosper defeated the Coppell girls soccer team, 2-0, in the Class 6A Region I area playoffs and the Cowgirls have not advanced past the first round since. This week, Coppell has an opportunity to break the cycle and a shot at redemption. 

Today, Coppell (16-3-4) plays Prosper (19-2-2) for the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs at 6 p.m. at Prosper’s Children’s Health Stadium. 

Tuesday’s match will be a battle for possession. According to Coppell coach Craig Able, both teams tend to play through the back of the field and break defensive lines with direct and meaningful possession. 

Offensively, Coppell looks to control the tempo of the match by breaking Prosper’s defensive lines while using its outside backs to generate attacks and overloads, with its midfielders making runs in the top half of the pitch. 

Heading into the match, Coppell looks to contain the Eagles, ranked No. 3 in Class 6A, on one side of the field rather than allowing them to switch to slow down their speed of play and force them to play flat passes that the Cowgirls can intercept. 

“Prosper is ranked high in the state and has a great record but we’re in the same boat and people like to overlook that,” Able said. “So I want to remind the girls of who we are and why we are a team to be feared. It’s time that people start remembering Coppell soccer’s legacy and what it means to play here.”

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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).
Katie Park
Katie Park, Staff Writer
Katie Park is a sophomore and a first year member of the Sidekick. In her spare time she enjoys sewing and designing her clothing. Continuing along the artistic front, Katie loves using acrylic paint to recreate/draw inspiration from Monet’s paintings. Katie is also a multi instrumentalist, and can play the piano, ukulele, and guitar. A song she loves to play on the piano is Clair de Lune, because it was featured on one of her favorite movies, Twilight. Besides the classical piece Clair de Lune, Katie’s favorite music artists are Laufey and Taylor swift. Her favorite song from Laufey is “Lovesick” and her most favorite Taylor Swift album is Red. Outside of the classroom, Katie finds entertainment in the novels she reads. Recently, Katie completed the ‘A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder’ series while she was in Taiwan this summer. Being of Taiwanese and Korean heritage, Katie explores different aspects of her culture by testing her spice levels regarding Korean food. In the future, Katie aspires to work in the medical field. Like many others, this inspiration arose from her watching of the medical drama series, “Grey’s Anatomy.” She already has a jumpstart to her career this year-by taking both health science and medical terminology.

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