Jeremy Basso, #27, selected Player of the Game
The Coppell Boys Varsity Team (3-1-1) opened up district play this week with a hard fought 1-1 tie at Jesuit on Tuesday. Both defenses were well organized throughout the game and Coppell and Jesuit played out a goalless first half with few chances at either end. However, almost immediately after the re-start Coppell found the back of the net from Nick Taylor only to have the goal disallowed. The Cowboys pressure finally paid off half way through the second half when Amit Verma put Coppell ahead 1-0 by scoring his first varsity goal.
Coppell had the better chances in the second half but Jesuit was always dangerous on the break. It was a breakaway goal in the last few minutes of the game that gave Jesuit their game tying goal.
As the final seconds of the game expired Coppell scored what they hoped was the winning goal only to have it waved off for coming 1 second after the final whistle.
Jeremy Basso was named player of the game for his strong performance in defense.