The Coppell Boys Varsity Lacrosse team entered their game last Friday night against Colleyville in need of a win to keep their hopes alive for a playoff spot in the competitive North Texas D1 West District, which is shaping up to be one of the toughest districts in Texas this season. If Coppell can win all three of their remaining district games, their chances of a post-season berth would improve greatly, but that would also require a win over two-time defending state champion Jesuit Dallas next week, which made this match up with Colleyville even more critical.
The game was tightly contested until midway through the 4th quarter, as the lead changed hands six times through the first three quarters. The offense for Coppell ran through three players who all had big games, with all twelve of Coppell’s goals being scored by three players-- Freshmen Gavin Osteen (5 goals, 2 assists on the night) and Dylan Colon (3 goals, 1 assist on the night), and Senior Reese Walker (4 goals in the game). Colleyville was similarly focused with their scoring, as all but one of their goals came from either Senior Parker Burns or Junior Zach Loftis.
Gavin Osteen scored an unassisted goal to open the scoring in the game, but Colleyville answered back with 2 goals to lead at the end of the first quarter. Reese Walker tallied another unassisted goal to tie things up to begin the second quarter, followed by the Coppell offense posting an assist on 7 of their next 8 goals, including 2 assists by both Gavin Osteen and Brandon Point.
Coppell took a 5-3 lead into halftime, but fell behind again after a 4-1 run by Colleyville to start the 3rd quarter of play. Coppell answered back to end the quarter with its own 3-1 run to regain the lead by 1 goal entering the last quarter.
On the defensive side for Coppell, Sophomore Reid Robbins showed two-way skills by posting 1 assist, 2 groundballs, and 1 forced turnover. Freshmen Cannon Peters and Remi Reynolds each grabbed 3 ground balls, as did Junior Ethan Bivens and Senior Zach Eckley.
Reese Walker added two more goals in the final quarter, and Coppell held on for the 12-9 win and improved their district record to 2-2. The Cowboys will now prepare this week for another critical district match when they take on cross-town rival Southlake Friday night at 7:30 PM at Leslie Field in Coppell.