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Coppell Boys Lacrosse traveled all the way to McKinney for their opening game of the 2019 season, and their fans that weathered the cold and windy conditions were not disappointed with the outcome, as Coppell fought through some early-season rustiness to eventually pull away from McKinney and post an 11-3 win.


On a night when Coppell committed an uncharacteristically high 24 team turnovers, many of those coming from their most experienced and sure-handed players, it turned out to be a combination of face off dominance, smothering defense, and some impressive stick work on offense, that allowed the Cowboys to come away with the win.


Most team sports, such as football, basketball and soccer, involve a change of possession after a score, but one of the more intriguing and sometimes frustrating (if you are on the wrong end of the stick) elements of lacrosse is that an effective face-off middie can essentially ensure that one team comes away with possession for large spans of the game, even after scoring several goals, which can be deflating to an opponent. That is exactly what Senior FOGO specialist Reece Reynolds did Tuesday night, winning 12 of his 13 face offs, grabbing 6 ground balls with no turnovers, and giving Coppell not only a dozen extra offensive possessions, but preventing McKinney from ever getting any offensive momentum going.


The Cowboys came out a bit tentative, giving up an unassisted goal to McKinney and making a few off-target passes on their own offensive end. Senior Ethan Bivens ended the dry spell with a running shot and goal about midway through the 1stquarter. From there, the Coppell offense became much more active and involved, running off a string of six straight assisted goals, for a 7-1 halftime lead, with a couple of highlight reel-worthy connections. The scoring for the night was well-distributed across several players, with eight Cowboys posting at least one point, and five scoring multiple points.


Sophomore Gavin Osteen led in overall points with 3 assists and 2 goals, while Junior Peyton Barron had a hat trick with 3 goals and 1 assist. Senior Walker Cain had 2 goals and an assist and Junior Leo Swaldi added 2 goals, while Junior Max LaMendola contributed a goal and an assist. One of the prettier plays of the night came when Sophomore Tyler Wendel dodged down the alley to draw the defense, then found Osteen wide open in front of the net for a hands-free shot and score.


On defense, the Cowboys were able to shut down the entire McKinney offense, aside from Junior Cameron Johnson (UMass commit), who had three unassisted goals on the night. Once Coppell adjusted to limit his touches and space, it became a very frustrating night for McKinney, who launched a total of 24 shots in the game, but only scored 3 times. Sophomore defenders Remington Reynolds (4 GBs, 2 forced turnovers) and Colton Delk (3 GBs) locked down the McKinney attackmen, and LSM Reid Robbins grabbed 4 GBs with 1 forced turnover, putting in strong work from the wing on face offs. Junior goalie Hayden MacArthur had his third double-digit save effort in the last four games (counting the preseason), making 11 saves and posting a 79% save percentage for the game. Senior midfielder Brandon Point grabbed 2 ground balls and had an assist.


Coppell held McKinney scoreless in the 4thquarter and added 2 more goals to come away with the 11-3 win on the road. The Cowboys now go to work preparing for their next game, which will be their home opening game next Tuesday, 2/19 at 7:30 PM at Lesley Field in Coppell against the Allen Eagles. Please come out and cheer on both the JV and the Varsity as they look to make it two wins in a row.


Thanks to Mark Barron, Anne Rogers, and Kurt Liese for the game photos of both Varsity and JV.

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Despite a drop of about 40 degrees in a few hours and 20 plus MPH winds, Coppell JV Boys opened up their 2019 season on Tuesday night against McKinney JV. It was the first official Texas high school action for almost half of the roster, so there were some nerves as expected, but the Cowboys outplayed McKinney on ground balls by an almost 2-to-1 ration in the game, and Sophomore Treat Judlin won 70% of his face offs for Coppell, which gave them a significant advantage in time of possession.


Sophomore midfielder Andrew Sullivan led the offense, getting involved in 4 of Coppell’s 6 goals scored on the night, including 2 goals and 2 assists. Freshman midfielder Brandon Point scored the opening goal of the night on a feed from Freshman Jack McAdams, who then scored his own goal a few minutes later on a pass from Sullivan. Coppell added goals from Sophomores Aiden Strickland and Jacob Dashner to take a 4-2 lead into halftime.


The second half was more of a grind-it-out effort, as the physical play picked up a bit with several big hits and a few dust ups of competitive spirit. The Coppell attackmen were busy forcing turnovers and cleaning up lots of loose offensive possessions on the night, with McAdams grabbing a game-high 9 groundballs and Strickland picking up 5 more for Coppell. This allowed the Cowboys to keep the ball away from McKinney for most of the second half, and Coppell’s only scores in the half coming on two goals by Sullivan.


The Coppell defense was stingy and aggressive all night, limiting the number of quality shots on goal by the McKinney offense, which missed cage nine times, and Goalie Matt Dean stopped another three shots, holding them to just three goals in the game. Junior Davis Dodd was a steadying presence for the Cowboys, grabbing 3 groundballs and forcing 3 turnovers. Junior defenseman Ryan O’Toole added 3 groundballs and 2 forced turnovers along with midfielder Harrison Hook grabbing 4 ground balls and forcing 1 turnover. Coppell was able to run out the clock and come away with the 6-3 win.


The next action for the Coppell JV Boys will come next Tuesday when they face Allen JV at Lesley field in Coppell. Please come out and support the boys in their season home opener at 6 PM on 2/19.

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Coppell Boys Lacrosse Junior Varsity team was in action this past weekend at the Jesuit Lacrosse Invitational here in Dallas. This was not only the first games of the year for the Junior Varsity team, but the first high school lacrosse action for many of the incoming Freshman players, and their first chance to experience the increased speed of the game and size of the players.


The Cowboys JV team went 2-1-1 on the weekend, and showed the type of depth that Coppell is developing throughout the program. They notched impressive wins over Flower Mound JV and Vandergrift JV, and battled to a 4-4 ties against Dripping Springs JV. Their only loss came in the final contest against host team Jesuit Dallas JV.


The offense got going early and often against Flower Mound, as the Cowboy offense kept the ball at their end most of the game and fired plenty of shots on goal. Sophomore Jacob Dashner led the team with 5 goals, followed my Freshman Jack McAdams, Sophomore Treat Judlin, and Freshman Carson Point with two goals each. Sophomore Aiden Strickland and Freshman Alex Haydek each scored once, and Sophomore Andrew Sullivan led the team with 2 assists and 4 ground balls won. 


Treat Judlin was strong at the face off stripe, winning over 80% of the draws on the game, and Harrison Hood was over 75% on the game.


The defense was strong as Freshman goalie Sam Taylor had 4 saves on 6 shots in his half of play, and the defense of Jonah Popp, Davis Dodd, Ryan O’Toole, and Ryan Hunter minimized the number of scoring opportunities by Flower Mound, allowing Coppell to come away with a 15-5 win.


The Saturday afternoon game against Vandergrift was a much closer game, where the defense was asked to provide more support, and they definitely answered the call. In goal, Junior Matt Dean and Freshman Sam Taylor combined for a 60% save percentage, holding Vandergrift to just 2 goals in the game. Junior Ryan O’Toole grabbed 2 ground balls, and Sophomore middie Bain Carter grabbed 3 ground balls and had 1 assist in limited minutes.


On Offense, the Cowboys had to be more patient and work harder for their chances, getting 3 assisted goals and 3 unassisted. Jack McAdams opened the scoring on a feed from Andrew Sullivan, who then scored the next goal on a nice pass by Bain Carter. Carson Point, Treat Judlin, and Jack McAdams followed that up with an unassisted goals, and Jacob Dashner found Judlin for the final score of the game, and a 6-2 win.


The entire Coppell High School team will now go back to preparing for their first league games of the season, which will be February 13thin McKinney.

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Coppell Boys Lacrosse opened up the 2019 season this past weekend by participating in what has become a long-running tradition for lacrosse teams across Texas as well as from neighbouring states. Jesuit Dallas Prep once again hosted their Annual Jesuit Lacrosse Invitational, offering teams a chance to see where they are in their preparation for the season and to test themselves against top programs from around the area.


This was Coppell's first opportunity to show what type of team they have, and what a statement the Cowboys made. They posted a 3-1 record for the weekend and got wins over some top-caliber programs, including defeating the host team, the Jesuit Dallas Rangers, who according to sources had never lost a game at this event, dating back to before 2010 . The win also broke a six-game winning streak for the Rangers over the Cowboys.


To win a game over a talented team like Jesuit, Coppell was going to have to be strong at the face-off line and in the goal, and they certainly were. Senior Reece Reynolds took every draw for the Cowboys, winning 10 of 14 possessions in the game, which allowed Coppell to dominate the time of possession, keep their defense fresh, and take Jesuit out of their normal ball-control offense. Junior goalie Hayden MacArthur made nine saves and posted a 71% save percentage, and was supported heavily in the effort by the Sophomore trio on defense of Colton Delk, Canon Peters, and Remi Reynolds, along with Junior Davis Dodd. And this effort came against a Ranger offense which features (4) Division I NCAA commits and (1) Division II NCAA commit.


There was plenty of offense as well for the Cowboys, started off by Senior Ethan Bivens finding Junior Max Lamendola for the opening score. Jesuit answered to tie the game 1-1, but Coppell then dominated possession for the remainder of the half, fueled by unassisted goals from Seniors Brandon Point and Walker Cain, giving Coppell a 3-2 lead at halftime.


Coppell then went on a scoring run that opened up the lead, and the Rangers would never really threaten again. Junior Peyton Barron started the second half scoring with a pretty goal off an assist by Senior Luke Bivens. Bivens then added another assist four minutes later on a goal by Sophomore Gavin Osteen. Sophomore defenseman Canon Peters then led a fast break clear and found Walker Cain for his second tally of the game.


The Rangers tried to mount a run when Senior Peter Buell scored on a fast break opportunity to make it a 3-goal lead, but any momentum for Jesuit was quickly stopped when Peyton Barron weaved through defenders for his second goal of the game, restoring the Coppell 4-goal lead.  Senior Ethan Bivens added an unassisted goal for good measure, and the Cowboys walked away with a convincing 8-4 win.


In their other games this weekend, the Coppell Varsity team battled back from a 4-1 halftime deficit to defeat Division II State Runner-up Prosper by a score of 6-4, with the defense posting a double-digit save effort and holding the Eagles scoreless in the second half. Gavin Osteen led the offensive surge, scoring 3 of the 5 2nd half goals.


Coppell was able to go deep into the roster in their 12-3 win over Parrish Episcopal, which featured goals by eight different Cowboys, including Max Lamendola’s 3 goals.


In their lone loss of the event, Coppell jumped out to a 5-3 halftime lead over District 1 opponent Rockwall, but a lack of second half offense from the Cowboys resulted in a 6-5 defeat.


Some of the top individual performances for the event were: Reese Reynolds won 29 of 41 draws for a 71% win rate for the weekend; Walker Cain led the offense with 7 goals and 2 assists, followed closely by Gavin Osteen with 5 goals and 3 assists; Ethan Bivens scored 4 goals and grabbed a team-leading 9 groundballs, and Peyton Barron had 3 goals and 1 assist.


On defense, two of the more impressive statistical lines came from Remi Reynolds (8 GB’s, 5 forced turnovers, 1 goal, and no turnovers) and Canon Peters (7 GB’s, 4 forced turnovers, 1 goal, 1 assist, no turnovers). Colton Delk had 4 GB’s and 3 forced turnovers while shutting down some of the opponent's top offensive players. Goalie Hayden MacArthur had 30 saves and posted a 67% save percentage on the weekend, and midfielder Brandon Point played lockdown short stick defense while also adding 2 goals and 1 assist.


Coppell will now start preparing for their THSLL league-opening game on the road against McKinney on February 13th.

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The Coppell High School Boys lacrosse program wrapped up their Fall season by hosting Colleyville Lacrosse and Parrish Episcopal School on Saturday. There were four games played between the teams, including both upper classmen and younger players, and for Coppell, it was first game action of the season for many Cowboy players who recently joined from varsity football.


Coppell’s first game was against Division I foe Colleyville. After a slow start, the Cowboys settled down and started to hit their rhythm, as Senior Walker Cain opened the scoring on a nice feed from LSM Cannon Peters, then Cain found Sophomore Gavin Osteen for a score. Coppell controlled possession for much of the half, which featured unassisted goals by Junior Leo Swaldi, Sophomore defenseman Remi Reynolds, and Senior Ethan Bivens, resulting in a 5-2 halftime lead.


The 2ndhalf was more of the same as Osteen added 2 more goals, and Freshman Nick Rogers scored on a nice feed from Walker Cain. Seniors Reece Reynolds and Luke Bivens, not to be outdone by their brothers, each added a goal, giving Coppell a 10-4 win in their opener.


In their next game, it was a tale of two halves as Parrish Episcopal dominated the 1sthalf scoring by tallying the first 4 goals of the game before Reece Reynolds found Treat Judlin for a nice step down shot and score for Coppell. Parrish answered back with two more goals to take a 6-1 lead into the halftime break.


The Cowboy defense stepped up their game in the 2ndhalf, led by Sophomore Cannon Peters with 2 ground balls and 1 forced turnover, and Senior Jack Liese adding 1 forced turnover, 1 groundball, plus an assist at the offensive end. The defensive unit combined for a shutout in the 2ndhalf.


The offense looked much sharper in the second half as they scored 6 goals, including Junior Peyton Barron finding Walker Cain for one goal, and Senior Brandon Point connecting with Freshman Jack McAdams for a pretty score from the crease. Swaldi added 2 goals in the half as well, and Sophomore Jacob Dashner fed Ethan Bivens for the game-winning goal with 3 minutes remaining, as Coppell rallied for the 7-6 come-from behind win.


In the final game of the day, Coppell faced off with Colleyville again, and the Cowboys saw continued production from some of their top performers on the day. Reece and Remi Reynolds added one more goal each, along with Swaldi (4 goals on the day) and Cain (3 goals, 2 assists on the day) also adding a goal each. The Bivens brothers teamed up when Ethan found Luke for another score. Sophomore Tyler Wendel joined the scoring with a goal and an assist, and Gavin Osteen had 2 assists to finish the day with 4 goals and 2 assists.


The defense was solid in the final game, led by goaltenders Junior Matt Dean and Freshman Sam Taylor, who combined to stop 9 of 12 shots and grabbed 2 ground balls. The faceoff duo of Reece Reynolds and Tyler Wendel was strong, winning 27 of 34 total face offs for the day (80%). Coppell came away with the 7-3 win, to finish the day with a perfect 3-0 record. 


Thanks again to the players, coaches and fans from Colleyville, Coppell, and Parrish Episcopal for a fun day of lacrosse, and the Cowboys will now take a brief break over the holidays before starting their January practice schedule and prepping for their season opening game in early February.

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Friday night was the final game of the 2018 season, as well as being Senior night for Coppell Boys Lacrosse. Coppell was facing McKinney Lacrosse in what would be the final high school lacrosse game for the eight graduating Seniors. It was only fitting that in a game where the seniors logged the majority of the playing time, they also dominated the statistical categories as well.


Both teams were a bit slow to get things going early, as each team posted a single goal in the first quarter. Coppell’s first score came when Senior Reese Walker (3 goals, 3 assist on the night) found fellow midfielder Brandon Point for a goal. The scoring picked up midway through the second quarter though, as the teams combined for eight goals in the quarter. Faceoff specialist Reece Reynolds got Coppell going with a faceoff win and fast break goal with six minutes remaining until halftime. Reese Walker then went on a scoring streak that included 1 goal and 2 assists on the next three scores for the Cowboys. First Junior Walker Cain found Reese Walker for a score. Then Reese Walker found fellow Senior Zach Bartolacci for a goal before Bartolacci returned the favor on their next score, finding Walker wide open from 12 yards out where he buried a shot for the goal.


This started a scoring run by Bartolacci (3 goals, 2 assist in the game) which included him either assisting or scoring on 5 of Coppell’s final 7 goals, including 2 assists and an unassisted goal with just 36 seconds left in the game to ice the victory for the Cowboys, with a final score of 10-8.


The Cowboys were strong at the face off line on the night, with Junior Reece Reynolds winning 13 of 18 possessions, and Freshman Tyler Wendel was a perfect 4 for 4 on the night on his face offs.


On the defensive end, Senior Harper DeLoach posted one of the strongest games of the season by a close defender for Coppell, grabbing a season-high 6 ground balls and forcing 3 McKinney turnovers. Fellow Senior Hayden Lowrance, who along with DeLoach played almost every minute of the game, grabbed 1 ground ball and forced 3 turnovers. Senior Goalie Lee Martin got the win in net while making 6 saves on the game.


It was also fitting on Senior night that the team leaders in goals scored on the season with 21 goals each, Seniors Reese Walker and Zach Bartolacci, each scored 3 goals in the game to finish the season tied for the team lead with 24 goals. Senior Harper DeLoach finished with 20 ground balls won on the season, tops among the Cowboy’s close defenders.


Thank you and congratulations again to our eight Seniors who finished their high school careers with a win. Reese Walker (Team Captain) will attend the University of Utah and play Division 1 lacrosse. Hayden Lowrance will attend the University of Texas at Austin. Zach Bartolacci (Team Captain) will attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Zach Eckley (Team Captain) will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. Griffin Hess will attend the University of Texas at Austin. Harper DeLoach (Team Captain) will attend the University of Texas at Austin. Mark Webb will attend the University of Alabama. Lee Martin will attend Texas A&M University.

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Last Friday night, the Coppell Boys Varsity Lacrosse team took on neighboring rival and District opponent Southlake. Coppell was in need of a victory in the game to force a potential three-way tie with Southlake and Flower Mound for the final playoff spot in the North Division 1- West District.


Coppell jumped on the scoreboard right out of the gate on an unassisted goal by Senior Reese Walker just 41 seconds into the game. Southlake answered back with a couple of goals of their own before Coppell was able to retake the lead when Freshman Gavin Osteen first found Junior Walker Cain open on the crease for a close-range goal, then Osteen scored an unassisted goal to give Coppell the 3-2 lead after the first quarter of play.


Southlake dominated possession and was the more aggressive offensive team in the second quarter, firing a heavy load of shots at the Coppell cage. The Coppell defense struggled to keep track of Southlake Senior midfielder Jeremy Bach, who either scored or assisted on 6 of Southlake’s 9 goals in the game.


Senior Zach Bartolacci scored on a feed from Gavin Osteen with 4 minutes left in the first half, which pulled the cowboys to within 1 goal heading to the halftime break, with Southlake leading 5-4.


Coppell unfortunately would not score again for over two quarters of play, which placed pressure on the Coppell defensive unit to play through long possessions by Southlake and try to keep the score close. Freshman Remington Reynolds grabbed 5 groundballs on the night, and Senior Harper DeLoach had 2 groundballs and 2 forced turnovers. Sophomore Goalie Hayden MacArthur posted 12 saves and a 57% save percentage on the night while facing 34 total attempted shots.


In comparison, Southlake’s defense faced 23 total shots in the game, making only 5 saves, but it was enough to hold Coppell to 7 goals, and the Dragons came away with the 9-7 victory. Scoring leaders on the night for Coppell were Senior Reese Walker (1 goal, 2 assist), Junior Ethan Bivens (2 goals), and Freshman Gavin Osteen (1 goal, 2 assists).


Coppell will now finish their regular season play this week with a Tuesday night road game against two-time defending state champion Jesuit Dallas, followed by hosting McKinney on Friday night, which will be Senior Appreciation Night for the Cowboys, so please come out and support our Seniors in their final home game.

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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.

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The Cowboys Varsity Lacrosse team took its first out-of-town road trip of the season this past weekend, heading down to Houston for a pair of games against Division 1 South teams Kingwood and Friendswood.


On Saturday, the Cowboys took on Kingwood Lacrosse, who entered the game with a 2-3 record on the season. Kingwood jumped out to the early lead, scoring the only 2 goals of the first quarter. Coppell’s first goal of the game came with 8:54 remaining in the second quarter when Senior Reese Walker scored his first of two goals on the day. Midfielder Ethan Bivens found brother Luke Bivens with a nice pass for Coppell’s second goal about 2 minutes later. Coppell then scored two more goals in the final 36 seconds of the half, both times with Junior Walker Cain finding Senior Zach Bartolacci for the score, which tied the game up at 4-4 at halftime.


The defense was busy for most of the first half as Kingwood dominated possession and generated a lot of shots. Senior Harper DeLoach (2 ground balls, 2 forced turnovers) and Freshman Remi Reynolds (3 groundballs, 1 forced turnover) led among the defensemen, and Junior Ethan Bivens (1 goal, 1 assist) grabbed 4 groundballs on the game to lead the midfielders.


Kingwood scored four goals in the third quarter, all coming on fast break opportunities, to regain the lead. Coppell’s defense faced a total of 32 shots on the game from the Kingwood offense, compared to Coppell’s offense generating 23 total shots, which turned out to be the difference. Kingwood was able to generate enough scoring to come away with a 10-7 victory over the Cowboys.


Coppell then traveled south of Houston on Sunday to take on Friendswood Lacrosse. Coppell’s defense was the difference early on, as they faced 17 total shot attempts in the first half, but only allowed 1 goal. Freshman LSM Remi Reynolds led the defense with a single-game season high of 6 groundballs won, to go along with a forced turnover. Senior Harper DeLoach added 3 groundball wins and 1 forced turnover as well. Sophomore goalie Hayden MacArthur stopped 9 of 10 on-cage shots in the first half, and finished the game with 12 saves and an 86% save percentage on the game.


The Coppell offense got started early on two unassisted goals by Gavin Osteen in the first quarter (2 goals, 2 assists on the game). Senior Zach Eckley had two nice assists in the first half, finding Zach Bartlacci and Walker Cain for 1 goal each. Coppell opened the lead up to 6-1 by halftime, and finished with a 10-2 score for the win. Seniors Zach Bartolacci and Reese Walker each scored 3 goals on the day.


Coppell now returns to DFW for their third game in four days, when they take on Flower Mound at 7:30 PM on Tuesday night. The game will be played at Shadow Ridge Middle School in Flower Mound, so try and make it out to support the Cowboys as they try and improve their record to 2-1 in district games.

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The Coppell Boys Junior Varsity team has built up a solid season through their first five games of the year, winning 4 of those 5 games, with the only loss coming in a narrow 8-7 defeat to Plano West on the road. The offense has scored an average of 8.5 goals per game so far, including a few games where they slowed down the scoring after building big second half leads.


The Cowboys JV travelled to Houston this weekend, along with the varsity squad, to face two Division 1 South opponents in Kingwood and Friendswood.


The game against Kingwood was a tight battle through the first three quarters, with Coppell leading by 1 goal at the end of each of those quarters. Early scoring for the Cowboys was provided by Dylan Colon, who scored the first two goals (5 goals scored in the game). Next, midfielder Tyler Wendel made a nice feed to attackman Aiden Strickland for a score, and the pair repeated the combination again in the 4th quarter.


With Coppell holding just an 8-7 goal lead after 3 quarters, Jack Leise (2 goals in the game) and Dylan Colon helped put the game out of reach, for a final score of 12-8. Peyton Barron had 1 goal and 4 assists in the game, and led the defensive middies in ground balls as well. Davis Dodd and Colton Delk both grabbed several ground balls and logged solid minutes on defense.


On Sunday, playing against Friendswood JV, Coppell was able to get out to a fast start and an early lead. Sophomore Peyton Barron scored the opening goal on a feed from Freshman Dylan Colon, then Barron turned around and provided the assist on the next score, hitting Sophomore Matt Dean (2 goals on the game) who punched it in for a score.


The defense was able to keep opposing shots to a minimum and Coppell dominated possession time throughout the game. Colton Delk and Reid Robbins both had several take aways and clears for the defense.


Colon finished with 2 goals and 2 assists, and Barron finished with 3 goals and 1 assist. Freshman Tyler Wendel also added a goal and an assist, to help Coppell finish with a 9-4 victory, and bringing their record on the year to 6 wins and just 1 loss. Their next game will be this Thursday at 6 PM against Flower Mound.