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Boys soccer puts end to winless streak, looks to redeem itself in second half of district season 

Coppell freshman midfielder Nicolas Radicic heads upfield at Buddy Echols Field on Friday against MacArthur. Coppell defeated the Cardinals, 2-1.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

This was not where the Cowboys had expected to find themselves halfway through the District 6-6A season.  Stepping into the season with high aspirations, the team stood 1-4-2 and second to last in the district standings before the match. Set to play the only team below it, Irving MacArthur, they ...

Cowboys to face Rockwall-Heath, look to finish preseason strong

Coppell senior defender Maxwell Winneker watches for an open pass during the scrimmage against Frisco Heritage on Dec. 17 at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowboys play Rockwall-Heath tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field for their last preseason match.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Rockwall-Heath will travel to Buddy Echols Field tonight at 7:30 p.m. to play the Cowboys in their last match before the start of the District 6-6A season this Friday. Coppell looks to rebound from a 1-0 loss to McKinney Boyd last week. “For the past couple of games, we have been trying differen...

An exhilarating finish: Cowboys triumph over Guyer in penalty shootout

 The Coppell boys soccer team celebrates after senior goalie Austin Simigian blocks Denton Guyer’s Penalty kick to steal the victory for the Cowboys at Falcon Stadium in Lake Dallas. After a scoreless regulation and two overtime periods, Coppell won,  0-0 (4-3), in the Class 6A Region I bi-district match

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

LAKE DALLAS - The penalty shootouts score stood 4-3 with the Cowboys in the lead and the Wildcats on their last penalty shot. If they missed now they would be eliminated from the playoffs.   A single penalty kick.   A moment that is over in a split-second. A split-second that could ...

Cowboys stepping into playoffs with high hopes after district runner-up finish

Coppell High School junior striker Tom Vazhekatt, senior striker Joe Ruedi, senior midfielder Justin Chow and junior midfielder Nathan Hernandez run toward their teammates to celebrate after scoring their first goal against Flower Mound on Tuesday at Neal Wilson Athletic Stadium. The Cowboys open the Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs against Denton Guyer at Lake Dallas High School on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The Coppell boys soccer team opens Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs against Denton Guyer at Lake Dallas High School on Thursday at 6 p.m.   As the Cowboys District 6-6A season came to an end last Friday with a victory against Nimitz, the team finished second behind district champion...

Flower Mound takes hold of top spot in district standings

Coppell senior forward Joe Ruedi chases after the ball during the first half of the game against Flower Mound on Tuesday at the Neal Wilson Athletic Stadium. The Cowboys lost, 2-1, and play Irving Nimitz tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Coppell soccer team was desperate for an equalizer in the final minutes of Tuesday’s critical District 6-6A match at Flower Mound.   After several failed attacking plays, Coppell won a much-needed corner. With nearly all the players inside the penalty box, the corner kick led to...

Comeback story: Coppell takes over as district leaders

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Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

    The Coppell boys soccer team played Irving on a chilly Tuesday night at Buddy Echols Field and walked off the field with a 4-0 win.   The two teams had last met on the field on Feb. 5, and resulted in a 2-0 victory for Irving while giving Coppell’s third loss in i...

Coppell remains in district hunt with 5-1 victory

Coppell Cowboys senior striker Cesar Alves runs to celebrate with his team after scoring the final point during the second half of the game on March 9 at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell Cowboys defeated the Berkner Rams 5-1.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018

The Cowboys soccer team left the field satisfied with its 5-1 triumph over Berkner Rams on Friday at Buddy Echols Field.   Now with 11 goals in the past three matches and a 9-1-2 district record, the Cowboys aim to overtake Pearce to lead District 9-6A.   Coppell stuck to their traditional 4-3-3 formation, simple tactics and long ball...

New formation churning out needed wins for boys soccer

The new 3-5-2 formation has been implemented by the new Cowboys coach, James Balcom, and has been giving the Cowboys the results it needs.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

    The Cowboys boys soccer team has been off with a bang to a great start this season, with a rebound from the disappointing playoffs it had last year.   With an impressive 13-3-2 (W-L-T) overall record, the Cowboys are playing with a zealous passion and high aspirations, and are currently first place in District 9-6A with a ...

Cowboys soccer emerge winners from exciting game (with video)

Coppell Cowboys senior defender Josh Strong makes a pass as John Tyler Lions junior Frankie Sanchez tries to block it during the first half of the game on Jan. 23 at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell Cowboys defeated the John Tyler Lions 2-0.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

    Coppell boys soccer faced the John Tyler Lions in a thrilling match in the Cowboys’ second home match this season and left Buddy Echols Field with a 2-0 victory.   The game witnessed its first goal in the 40th minute by the Coppell Cowboys, just minutes before halftime...

Grimmer, defense hold strong as Taylor leads attack to lift team to regional tournament berth

Coppell High School senior and midfielder Scott Simigian attempts to steal the ball from a McKinney Boyd forward as the second half of Tuesday night's game begins. The Coppell Cowboys ended the night with a 4-1 victory over the McKinney Boyd Broncos at the Frisco Memorial Stadium.

Marcus Krum, Sports Editor

April 6, 2016

FRISCO- For much of the season, junior forward Nick Taylor and the Cowboys’ high-powered attack has stolen the show, piling on goals in Coppell’s 20 wins. But on Tuesday night, facing McKinney Boyd in the Class 6A Region 1 quarterfinals, it was the defense that shined. Led by senior defender ...

In physical matchup, Taylor & Cowboys prevail to advance

Marcus Krum, Sports Editor

March 26, 2016

After being tackled from behind in the box with 13 minutes left to play, junior attacker Nick Taylor lined the ball up on the penalty mark. Down 2-1 in the bi-district round of playoffs, the Cowboys (18-0-2 overall, 12-0-0 District 7-6A) needed a goal to stay alive in a season full of hopes of a dee...