Cowgirls looking for improvement in non-district matchup against Arlington Martin


Camila Flores

Coppell senior setter Kinsey Bailey sets during last week’s volleyball match against McKinney at the CHS Arena, a 25-23, 25-21, 34-32 Cowgirls victory. The Cowgirls play Arlington Martin tonight at 6:30 at home.

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The Coppell volleyball team plays Arlington Martin tonight at 6:30 in the CHS Arena. After coming off two close matches – one win, one loss – the Cowgirls are looking for another chance to get better.

“We don’t want to play someone and just roll over them,” Coppell coach Julie Price said. “It doesn’t give us a good idea of where we are. We want [tonight] to be challenging and let us see where we stand.”

The Warriors are 16-3, which sets them as good competition for Coppell, which is 11-7.

The match is a preseason matchup, meaning it does not count towards whether or not the Cowgirls make playoffs. However, it is a chance to solidify the new team for when the District 6-6A season starts.

After having four varsity players graduate last year, the team is looking to rebuild around a new wave of leaders. Namely, junior middle blocker Madison Gilliland and seniors middle blocker Peyton Minyard and libero Maci Watrous are the centerpieces of the team. Having all been on varsity for a least one year in the past, their leadership and experience is the focal point of the team this year.

“They’re definitely the anchor right now,” Price said. “They’re the ones who are returning and they will be the ones to lead the younger kids on the team.”

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