Coppell crushed by persistent Allen aggression, loses 10-3


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Coppell High School junior midfielder Ella Jenkins passes against Allen on Thursday night at Coppell Middle School North. The Cowgirls lost to the Eagles, 10-3.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

Last night, the Coppell girls lacrosse team took on Allen for their fourth game of the season at Coppell Middle School North, losing, 10-3. 

Throughout the night, Allen hounded Coppell with aggressive plays and consistent drive to score goals. The Cowgirls had a tough time defending against the Eagles forceful offense and fell behind within the first half. 

“We struggled a little bit,” Coppell junior Annabelle Harris said. “It was not our best work. We didn’t move the ball fast enough and our defense wasn’t tight enough. We need to work on being more competitive with each other and trying to fight for the ball more.”

Coppell managed to score three goals against Allen with goals by Coppell junior midfielder Ella Jenkins, Coppell junior attack Sydney Hubert and New Tech sophomore midfielder FInley Tipton. Goals by Tipton and Hubert were made at the beginning of the first half and fought to catch Allen making the score 3-2. After falling behind in the first half and beginning of the second half, Jenkins was able to score with seven minutes remaining to bring the score to its final 10-3. 

Overall, the Cowgirls struggled to play at the best of their ability. 

“I will say, there was not a whole lot we did good,” Coppell girls lacrosse coach Logan Hendrick said. “The few shots we did have that went in were placed well and that’s the only reason they went in.” 

Suffering a tough defeat to Allen highlights many areas in which the Cowgirls need to focus on improving. According to Hendricks, ball handling, communication within the team and a lack of drive are all weaknesses the Cowgirls are focusing on improving in order to be successful for the remainder of the season. 

“We have to be more disciplined on the little things and pick up some energy and have a will to want to win and not just come out here to play,” Hendrick said. 

Approaching the rest of the season, Hendrick emphasizes the importance of the team finding a new desire to accumulate wins against tough opponents in upcoming games.  

“[The team] is still in the ‘oh, we’re gonna lose every game and this is just how it is’ mentality and that’s not the case anymore,” Hendrick said. “I would love to see them get some more fight in them.” 

The Cowgirls play Flower Mound at Coppell Middle School North tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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