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Coppell hosted Keller Lacrosse on Thursday night, as the Cowboys hoped to even their district record at 1-1. There was more at play than just lacrosse as well, as Coppell and Keller teamed to sponsor “Lace up for LAX,” a charity that supports homeless youth by providing new footwear. The event resulted in over 40 pairs of shoes and over 100 pairs of socks being collected, which will go to help support at-need youth here in DFW through Jonathan’s Place.

 

On-the-field action got going when Coppell scored a goal by Senior Zach Bartolacci on a pass from Freshmen Gavin Osteen just 74 seconds into the game. The Cowboys added two more unassisted goals by Reese Walker and Osteen, as they controlled possession in the first quarter, which ended with a 3-0 lead for Coppell.

 

The scoring continued for Coppell in the 2nd quarter as they stretched their halftime lead out to 7-1 on goals by Walker Cain, Bartloacci, Zach Eckley, and Peyton Barron, with assists coming from Osteen, Cain, and Reese Walker. Faceoff midfielder Reece Reynolds helped Coppell dominate possession time by winning over 60% of the face offs in the game.

 

The defense saw a bit more action in the second half, after only a few Keller possessions in the first half, but the Cowboys offense was able to continue to add goals and finished the game with a 12-5 victory. Close defenseman Colton Delk gathered up 4 ground balls and forced 2 turnovers, and Ethan Bivens again paced the midfielders with 3 ground balls while also adding an unassisted goal.

 

The offensive leaders on the game were Senior midfielder Reese Walker, with 3 goals and 2 assists, and Freshman Gavin Osteen, with 2 goals and 4 assists.

 

The Cowboys will now start a difficult stretch of four straight road games as they travel to Houston in eight days to take on Friendswood and Kingwood, before returning back to DFW to play a pair of district opponents at Flower Mound and at Colleyville that following week.

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This past Saturday, Coppell Varsity and Junior Varsity Lacrosse teams hosted Seven Lakes Lacrosse, who was visiting from the Houston area. It was a return to game action for Coppell coming out of Spring Break.

 

In the first game, Coppell’s JV team jumped out to an early lead, and was able to dominate at both ends of the field for the majority of the game. On offense, Coppell was fueled by Freshmen Gavin Osteen (4 goals, 2 assists) and Dylan Colon (3 goals, 2 assists). The Cowboys jumped out to a big first half lead of 7-0, and continued to hold possession for the majority of the 2nd half as well. Others who got in on the scoring action were Tyler Wendel with 2 goals, and Bain Carter and Cole Kaiser, each with 1 goal.

 

The defensive unit was stingy throughout the majority of the game, posting a shut out through three and a half quarters. Goalie Lee Martin and defensemen Colton Delk, Canon Peters, and Remington Reynolds kept Seven Lakes off balance all game, along with LSM Davis Dodd, who grabbed several nice groundballs at the midfield. The Cowboys JV came away with the 11-2 win.

 

In the second game between the varsity units, it was a much closer contest, with each team making offensive runs. Seven Lakes was able to strike first on the scoreboard, which started a back and forth scoring battle that stayed within a couple of goals all day, and saw the score tied four different times.

 

If you have heard of the kid’s game “Find Waldo,” well the Coppell offense on Saturday consisted of a slight variation, called “Find Barto,” as five different Cowboys players were able to find Senior Zach Bartolacci for goals throughout the game, allowing Coppell to keep the game close. Those five assists came from Brandon Point, Peyton Barron, Marc Webb, Colton Delk, and Walker Cain, who had two assists on the day. In addition to the 5-goal outburst by Bartolacci, Freshman Gavin Osteen also scored two goals for Coppell.

 

On defense for the Cowboys, Colton Delk led the efforts with 3 groundballs and 2 forced turnovers, along with Peyton Barron and Ethan Bivens grabbing 3 groundballs each, and Reece Reynolds won over 75% of the face offs for Coppell. But Seven Lakes was effective with their man-up possessions and was able to hold on to a one-goal lead for the final two minutes of the game to get away with the 9-8 win.

 

Please come out for Coppell’s next game which will be this Thursday at 7:30 PM at Lesley field. It will be Coppell’s  2nd Annual “Lace up for LAX” event, which benefits homeless youth. Please bring a pair of new youth shoes to gain free admission to the game. All donated shoes will go to Jonathan’s Place, a local organization that supports homeless and in-need youth in the Dallas area.

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This Thursday night, March 29, as the Coppell Boys Lacrosse team plays Keller Lacrosse, there will be something bigger than just having the boys on the field playing the sport they love.  Thursday night will be Coppell's 2nd "Lace Up with LAX" event, and we wanted to give you some background.
 
The Lace Up with LAX Organization, in their own words: "Lace Up With LAX is dedicated to defining the legacy of lacrosse players off the field by working to provide children who are homeless a new pair of shoes and in turn, a step to a brighter future. When we first started Lace Up With LAX, our goal was to provide as many new shoes to children who are homeless as possible. The ultimate goal is to help end the cycle of homelessness.”
 
Keller Lacrosse is excited to be partnering with us at Thursday’s game. All fans are encouraged to bring a new pair or shoes to the game.  All shoes donated will be given to Jonathon’s Place, which is a Dallas Metroplex facility that provides a safe, loving home and promising future for abused and neglected children, teens, and young adults. This facility serves children just like our boys, but who may be in a different situation right now.
 
Help us spread the word of this opportunity to help these children in need. Please invite your family, friends, church family, co-workers, etc - to join us in trying to help end homelessness in this small way.  Anyone who brings a new pair of shoes gets free admission to the game. We hope all of Coppell will help us show the children at Jonathon’s Place that they aren’t forgotten.
 
 
If you would like more information or to give a monetary gift, please check below:
Give online at http://www.laceupwithlax.org/share-a-pair.html through their paypal link

Through PayPal, you will have a receipt which is tax deductible as our organization is a 501c3. Donations of any size accepted.

 
 
Help us promote the event with the following social media tags- take pics and share them on facebook/twiter/instagram 
@LaceUpWithLax @coppell_lax1 @KellerLax1
 
 
Thank you for investing in your kids and in demonstrating to them what it looks like to give to others in need. 
 
Thank you for your commitment and generosity. 
 
Thank you for being the hands and feet!
 
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The Coppell Cowboys Lacrosse team played their third game in six days last Thursday, when they took on the Episcopal School of Dallas Eagles at Lesley Field in Coppell. ESD came into the game with a 5-1 overall record, and their only loss coming against out-of-state opponent IMG Academy of Florida, a team which has finished ranked in the national top 10 the past three seasons.

 

ESD established a trend early on which continued throughout the game, which consisted of them winning and maintaining possession and working methodically through their offense to generate a lopsided advantage in attempted shots. ESD attempted a total of 40 shots for the game, compared to just 14 for Coppell, which created a major challenge for the Cowboy offense to create consistent scoring, and forced the Coppell defensive unit to be on the field the majority of the game.

 

The defensive play was strong for both teams in the first half, with Coppell’s lone goal coming on an unassisted dodge and score by midfielder Ethan Bivens early in the first quarter. And while the possessions and shots piled up for ESD in the first half, they were only able to score 3 times, and they took a narrow 3-1 lead into the halftime break. Freshman LSM Cannon Peters (3 groundball wins, no turnovers) showed excellent stick skills for the Cowboys in winning some contested ground ball possessions and showing his value as a face-off wing player.

 

The scoring picked up in the 3rd quarter as Coppell went man down on an unsportsmanlike penalty followed by a goal from Eagle’s Freshman Reed Landin (3 goals scored on the game). But Coppell answered back with a pair of 3rd quarter goals to keep things close. Senior attackman Reese Walker (1 goal, 1 assist on the game) found Freshman Gavin Osteen for the first goal of the half. Coppell then took advantage of a penalty drawn by Junior Walker Cain (1 goal, 1 assist on the game) against ESD’s Scott Bower, who is committed to play Division 1 lacrosse for Univ. of Virginia. On the man-up shift that followed, Cowboy midfielder Peyton Barron made an off-balance catch and assist from his knees to teammate Walker Cain for the goal, which closed the score to 5-3 in favor of the Eagles.

 

ESD continued its control of ball possession and outscored the Cowboys by a total of 5-1 through the remainder of the game, led by Senior attackman Brandon Meaux (committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Georgetown), who added 2 goals and an assist down the stretch. Sophomore Jack Loftis directed the ESD offense all night, finishing with a goal and an assist. Coppell Freshman Colton Delk played strong one-on-one defense throughout the game, despite covering ESD’s top offensive threats and playing every minute of the contest. Goalie Hayden MacArthur posted double digit saves again and had a 58% save percentage on the game.

 

The loss moves the Cowboy’s record to 3-2 on the season, and 0-1 in District play. Coppell will get some time off during the Spring Break period, with their next match coming over two weeks later against Seven Lakes of Houston, who will be visiting Lesley field on March 24th.

 

Upcoming game note: Coppell Lacrosse is excited to partner with Keller Lacrosse for our second annual Lace Up With Lax event benefiting Jonathon’s Place - a Dallas area shelter that provides a safe, loving home and specialized services to children who have been victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Come to the game on March 29th and bring a new pair of shoes for donation.

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The Coppell Varsity Boys Lacrosse team played their second game in as many days,  hosting Memorial High School of Houston at Lesley Field in Coppell on Sunday afternoon. After narrowly pulling out the win on Saturday in a tightly contested game with Plano West, Coppell was hoping to start fast, build up a lead, and control the action against Memorial, but that is not how things played out Sunday.

 

The Cowboys had their chances early on, but the storyline in the first half was dominated by poor ball security and risky passes that led to the highest turnover total on the season for Coppell, including 16 turnovers in the first half alone. Coppell did get on the scoreboard first on a pretty feed from Junior Brandon Point to Senior attackman Reese Walker, who scored three goals in the game to lead the Cowboys. Memorial scored about two minutes later to even things up, but Coppell quickly answered when Junior Ethan Bivens found Senior Zach Bartolacci for a score, and Coppell ended the first quarter leading 2-1.

 

The defensive play picked up at both ends of the field in the second quarter, as each goaltender made some nice stops and the turnovers continued for both teams. Ethan Bivens notched his second assist of the game, finding Reese Walker for another of his goals, and the Cowboys took a 3-2 lead into halftime.

 

Coppell came out sharper in the third quarter, but again the defenses controlled the tempo and scoring. Ethan Bivens led the Cowboys with 5 groundballs won on the day, followed closely by Sophomore LSM Reid Robbins, who had 4 groundballs won and forced 2 turnovers. But it was Senior close defender Hayden Lowrance who tuned in the play of the day that really swung the momentum in Coppell’s favor. Lowrance, who was making his first start of the season, played aggressive defense throughout the game, forcing two turnovers. With Coppell leading just 4-2 midway through the 3rd,  Lowrance took a pass at midfield on the Coppell clear, dodged past a couple of defenders, and sprinted towards the goal and fired a shot from about 15 yards out into the back of the net, which ignited the Cowboys sideline and crowd.

 

Faceoff specialist Reece Reynolds was solid again, posting well over 70% win percentage on the game, and goalie Hayden MacArthur was strong in the net for Coppell, posting double-digit saves and stopping 73% of on-cage shots in the game.

 

Coppell finally put some distance between themselves and Memorial in the 4th quarter, scoring four goals and allowing only one. Freshman Gavin Osteen found fellow Freshman Dylan Colon on a nice feed to the crease for one goal, and then the pair repeated the feat again on what looked like a replay of the first, just a few minutes later.

 

Coppell came away with the 9-4 win, lifting their record on the season to 3-1. The Cowboys next game will be at home this Thursday, when they play host to traditional lacrosse powerhouse, the Episcopal School of Dallas Eagles.

 

Coppell was also victorious in the JV match played Sunday afternoon against Memorial’s JV squad. Coppell took the lead early and grew the lead out to 7-3, on goals from Cole Kaiser and Dylan Colon. Lee Martin was also strong in net, making several acrobatic saves to keep the lead in place.

 

Memorial made a late run in the 4th quarter, tying the game up temporarily at 7-7, but Coppell quickly answered back with another goal by Colon, and they hung on for the 8-7 win. Coppell JV also has their next game this Thursday night against ESD.

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Due to a gap in the schedule and the recent weather, Coppell Boys Lacrosse played its first game in over two weeks, and the rust showed up a little early in the game. Coppell only scored once in the opening quarter, while Plano West scored three unassisted goals in the opening frame, two coming from Sophomore Wilson Murphree.

 

Coppell’s offense then came to life in the second quarter, led by a goal and an assist from Junior Walker Cain, which allowed Coppell to end the first half tied 4-4. The tie score at half was fitting, as the two teams played almost evenly throughout the remainder of the game, going back and forth in the scoring column, with neither team ever opening up more than a two goal lead at any point in the game.

 

The close play continued in the third quarter, with both teams scoring three goals each, to finish the frame with the score tied at 7-7. The defense for Coppell, working with short numbers and thin shifts in the game, were led by Juniors Ethan Bivens (4 ground balls won) and Brandon Point (3 ground balls won), and Sophomore Reid Robbins (3 ground balls won). Freshman Colton Delk played lock down defense and posted 1 forced turnover and 1 groundball.

 

Junior Face off specialist Reece Reynolds was dominant throughout the game, winning over 90% of the face off clamps and allowing Coppell to win possession on over 70% of the face offs in the game. Despite Coppell losing the turnover battle in the game, these extra possessions helped Coppell keep the score close.

 

Coppell’s scoring early in the 2nd half was largely supplied by Brandon Point (2 goals on the game) and Sophomore middie Peyton Barron (2 goals on the game), with each scoring a pair of critical unassisted goals to help Coppell keep pace. Juniors Walker Cain (3 goals, 1 assist on the game) and Luke Bivens, each added goals in the 4th quarter, giving Coppell a two-goal lead with just four minutes remaining, but Plano West was not finished either.

 

Plano West’s Murphree (3 goals, 2 assist on the game) assisted on a goal by the Wolves with 2:14 remaining, making it a tight 11-10 lead for Coppell. Plano West got another couple of quality shots off, but Sophomore goalie Hayden MacArthur made two big saves to hold the one-goal margin. The last of those saves looked to ice the game, but Coppell was called for illegal participation, giving Plano West a man up situation and the ball with seven seconds remaining in the game. The Coppell defenders prevented Plano West from getting a shot off before the clock ran out, and the Cowboys escaped with the 11-10 victory.

 

The Cowboys will turn around and play again the following day against 2-1 Houston Memorial at Lesley Field in Coppell.

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The Cowboys, playing in their second game of the season, traveled across town Friday night to take on the Allen Eagles. The Eagles entered the game with a 2-1 record, with their only loss coming to defending state champion Dallas Jesuit.

 

Allen got off to a fast start as they controlled possessions and held the ball on their offensive end of the field for much of the first 10 minutes of the game. Allen scored four goals over that time period to force Coppell to take a time out and reset things early. Coppell finally got on the scoreboard when Zach Bartolacci found fellow Senior Reese Walker for a goal with 4:37 remaining in the first quarter. Coppell then scored 3 more times over the next two minutes on unassisted goals by Brandon Point, Zach Eckley, and Walker Cain, making it a 4-4 tie game at the end of the first quarter.

 

The defenses improved in the 2nd quarter, as the teams continued the back and forth scoring with Allen taking a 7-5 lead into halftime. Zach Eckley scooped up a groundball near midfield then sprinted to the crease to score Coppell’s only goal of the quarter.

 

The scoring picked back up again in the 3rd quarter, led by Allen’s top scorers on the game, attackman Parker Schubert and middie Clay Cutler, one of whom seemed to figure in with a goal or an assist on almost all Allen’s scores in the game. Coppell tried to keep pace in the quarter, led by Reese Walker adding 1 goal and 2 assists in the 3rd, for a total of 2 goals and 2 assists on the game.

 

As Allen carried their 13-9 lead into the final quarter, they adjusted into more of a slowdown offense, settling for longer possessions and several defensive stops by Coppell. But turnovers and short possessions by the Cowboys prevented them from cutting into the lead, and the Eagles took the win with a 15-10 final score.

 

The two JV teams faced off in the late game, and Coppell JV was able to ride an effective scoring attack and timely defense to a 9-7 win in their first official game of the season.

 

Coppell will host Highland Park Varsity and JV for their next set of games this Friday, February 23, at Lesley Field in Coppell. The JV game starts at 6 PM ,and the Varsity teams will square off at 7:30 PM.

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The Coppell Cowboys Varsity Lacrosse team opened their 2018 season last night against Rockwall at Lesley Field. Rockwall is coming off winning the Texas Division 2 High School Championship last year.

 

Both teams took some time to get going on a cold evening, with Rockwall striking first about six minutes into the first quarter. Coppell’s offense heated up after that, scoring three straight goals to end the first quarter up 3-1, highlighted by 2 assists by Freshman Gavin Osteen. Osteen finished the game with 1 goal and 2 assists. Junior Walker Cain added two unassisted goals for the Cowboys in the second quarter, as Coppell grew the lead to 7-3 at halftime. Senior Zach Bartolacci also scored 2 goals in the quarter, and finished with 3 goals on the game. Cain finished the night as the offensive leader for Coppell with 4 goals and 2 assists.

 

Coppell widened their lead again in the third quarter, highlighted by a strong defensive effort by a unit that features several new faces compared to the senior-heavy defensive unit from last year. Sophomore Reid Robbins forced 2 turnovers and grabbed 3 ground balls, and Senior Harper DeLoach provided lock-down defense and grabbed 2 groundballs. Freshmen Colton Delk, Remington Reynolds, and Cannon Peters all contributed to the solid defensive effort as well, while short-stick middie Brandon Point led the team with 4 ground ball wins. Junior two-way middies Ethan and Luke Bivens logged heavy minutes at both ends of the field on the night, playing tough defense and combining for 2 goals, 1 assist, and 5 ground ball wins.

 

The Cowboys built their lead to 11-4 midway through the 4th quarter, which allowed them to play deep into their roster and gain valuable experience for many of the newer varsity players. Coppell came away with a 12-7 final margin of victory and moves to 1-0 on the season.

 

The Cowboys have a quick turnaround for their next game, which will be on the road this Friday night against Allen High School at 6:30 PM, followed immediately by the JV game. Please try and make the trip across town to support the Cowboys as they try to stay undefeated on the season.

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Coppell Boys Lacrosse participated in the Jesuit Dallas Lacrosse Invitational this past weekend, which is a pre-season warm up event that allows teams to face some competition while getting ready for the spring high school season. Due to another successful playoff run by the Coppell football team, this was the first time Coppell lacrosse has had its full complement of players on hand, including the incoming freshman class.

 

Coppell Boys lacrosse program played in eight games during the event (four JV games and four varsity games), and they went a combined 7-1. The JV team went 4-0 on the weekend, winning each of their games in comfortable fashion.

 

The first varsity game was against Keller D2, and due to a fast start by Coppell and a 15-0 lead at halftime, the underclassmen played the majority of the game, and the varsity starters only played the first quarter. Ten total players scored goals for Coppell, and six players logged at least one assist, with Freshman Dylan Colon scoring four goals and 2 assists.

 

In the second varsity game, Coppell faced Jesuit of New Orleans (LA). The Cowboy offense was efficient and active, jumping out to an early lead on their way to a 15-2 win, fueled by Junior Reese Reynolds posting over 85% win percentage at face off, and Reece Walker leading all scorers with 5 goals and 3 assists on the contest. Other multi-goal scorers were attackmen Walker Cain and Gavin Osteen with 2 goals each. Brandon Point led the defensive efforts with three forced turnovers and 1 groundball win, and Walker Cain and Hayden Lowrance added 2 forced turnovers each.

 

In their next game, Coppell Varsity faced off with defending Division 2 State Champions Rockwall. Senior attackman Zach Bartolacci paced all scorers with 4 goals in the game, and Reece Walker led in points with 2 goals and 3 assists. Brandon Point and Mark Webb each added 2 goals each as the Coppell offense unleashed almost 40 total shots on their way to a 14-3 win. Senior Harper DeLoach led all defenders with 3 forced turnovers, and goalie Hayden MacArthur made 9 saves and posted a 75% save percentage.

 

In their final game of the day, Coppell faced the two-time defending Division 1 Texas State Champions, Jesuit Dallas. Coppell kept pace early on goals by Zach Eckley and Brandon Point, but Jesuit was able to slow down the Coppell offense with aggressive defense, and Jesuit controlled possession of the ball for the majority of the first half. Michigan commit Jacob Jackson led the scoring for Jesuit with 6 goals on the day.

 

For Coppell, Zach Eckley finished the day with 2 goals, Brandon Point posted 1 goal and 2 assists, and Zach Bartolacci added 1 goal and 1 assist. Jesuit won the game 15-4.

 

The Coppell boys will return to the practice fields and continue to prepare for their season opening games at Lesley Field in Coppell on February 13 against Rockwall.

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The Cowboys entered their final game of the season on Tuesday night needing a victory to advance to the Texas Division 1 playoffs, but the Allen Eagles were looking to play spoiler to those plans.

 

Both offenses were a bit slow out of the gate, with no goals scored in the first nine minutes of play, then Allen struck first with two goals in the 1st quarter, plus two more in the early 2nd quarter, and Coppell found themselves behind by a score of 4-1. But that is when the top two points leaders on the season for Coppell got going.  Junior Reese Walker, who already had one goal on the night, scored his second goal, followed by Senior Ben Goyne scoring or assisting on the next four goals, giving Coppell a 6-4 lead. Each team traded a couple goals to close the 3rd quarter with Coppell holding to an 8-6 lead.

 

The Cowboys posted their strongest 4th quarter effort of the year, putting the game out of reach. Senior Spencer Haddock led the late-game offense with 3 goals and an assist in the final period, and the defense held Allen to a single goal, giving Coppell the 14-7 victory.

 

Three Cowboys posted hat tricks in the game—Ben Goyne (4 goals, 1 assist), Reese Walker (4 goals), and Spencer Haddock (3 goals, 2 assists). Top defensive efforts in the game came from Seniors Ryan Gordon (6 ground balls, 4 forced turnovers) and Connor Choate (7 ground balls, 1 forced turnover), and goalie Hayden MacArthur posted double-digit saves on the night with ten stops. Sophomore Reece Reynolds had a strong night for Coppell on face-offs, winning possession 78% of the time.

 

Coppell will not know who their first round opponent will be until all high school games are completed this Friday night, but their next game will likely be Tuesday or Wednesday of next week on the road. Congratulations to the Cowboy coaches and players on their regular season success, and best of luck in the first round of the playoffs.