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Coppell Boys Varsity Lacrosse had a successful week, gaining their first district win of the season over Flower Mound High School on Wednesday, and then topped St. Rita’s High School (from Chicago-area) on Saturday.

 

The mid-week game with Flower Mound was a close match, which featured lots of fast-paced play and scoring in the first half, then things slowed down a bit for both sides, and the defenses took over in the second half. The Cowboys attack unit was extremely productive in the game, with starters Walker Cain, Zach Bartolacci, and Spencer Haddock combining to score 8 goals and add 6 assists, including 3 goals each for both Cain and Bartolacci. Coppell clung to a small lead at halftime of 9-7.

 

On the defensive end, the Cowboys settled down in the second half, led by Senior goalie Cooper McAden, who had 5 saves and only 2 goals allowed. Senior Midfielders Tommy Donaldson (3 groundballs, 2 forced turnovers) and Conner Choate (2 groundballs and 1 forced turnover) helped slow down the Flower Mound offense, and Coppell walked away with a 12-9 victory, and evened their district record at 1-1. The majority of Flower Mound’s offense was supplied by Senior Cole Watson (committed to play college lacrosse at Utah University), who scored 4 goals in the game.

 

On Saturday, Coppell Varsity played host to St. Rita’s of Chicago, who travelled to the Metroplex last week to play several Dallas-area teams. Coppell looked sharp right out of the gate on both offense and defense, and was able to jump out to a quick 4-0 lead after one quarter of play and continued that efficiency on the way to a 7-0 halftime lead. Junior Harper DeLoach played big in his first start of the year, leading the defense in ground balls and forced turnovers, and Freshman goalie Hayden MacArthur held St. Rita’s scoreless in the first half while making 3 saves and grabbing a ground ball. Ripken and Reese Reynolds continued to provide Coppell with a huge advantage in possessions at the face off line as well.

 

The top contributors on offense were Seniors Spencer Haddock (3 goals, 3 assists), Ripken Reynolds (3 goals, 1 assist), and Ben Goyne (1 goal, 2 assists). Even the defensive unit got in on the scoring with LSM Conner Choate scoring 2 goals and short-stick middie Joe Fex notching 1 goal and 1 assist. The Cowboys finished up with a 16-3 win, and ran their overall season record to 8 wins and 2 losses. The most unique stat line of the game goes to Senior midfielder Tommy Donaldson, who had 1 assist, 1 goal dis-allowed due to a sudden timeout call, and 2 broken sticks in the game.

 

The Cowboys will now spend the week getting ready for a big district battle with Plano West at 7:30 PM on Friday night, here at Lesley Field in Coppell. The Boys JV lacrosse teams from each school will play at 6 PM that same night and location.

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Coppell Boys Varsity Lacrosse faced off against Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas on Friday afternoon for the final game of their Spring Break trip out West. The Cowboys took a deliberate but effective approach in the first quarter, as they controlled the face offs and possession, and moved the ball around their offensive zone before finding the preferred match up and taking shots on goal. Senior Ryan Finglass logged an unassisted goal to open the scoring, followed by another unassisted goal by Sophomore Ethan Bivens, then Senior Ben Goyne found Sophomore Walker Cain to give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead to end the 1st quarter. After that, the possessions got shorter and the shots came faster, allowing the Cowboys to open up an 8-1 lead at halftime, and the offensive production continued throughout the 2nd half, with Coppell posting a final score of 19-4, to move their record to 6-2 on the season.

 

The offense came from numerous sources, including 7 players getting multiple points on the day. Top producers were Ben Goyne (3 goals, 3 assists), Reese Walker (3 goals, 2 assists), Ripken Reynolds (3 goals), and Walker Cain (2 goals, 2 assists). Three more players posted 2 goals each-- Ryan Finglass, Alex Lozano, and Zach Bartolacci.

 

On the defensive end, Coppell kept Bishop Gorman on their heels and open looks were tough to find. Senior Ryan Gordon led the unit with an impressive 5 groundballs and 2 forced turnovers, and Senior Adam Coberly and Junior Harper DeLoach each added 2 ground balls and 2 forced turnovers each.

 

It was also another dominate performance for the Cowboys at the faceoff position as Ripken Reynolds won 14 of 14 possessions in this game, giving him a perfect 27 for 27 possessions won on the trip. Reece Reynolds had a strong trip as well, winning 14 of his 18 face offs on the week.

 

Coppell Varsity will now start to prepare for a return to local district play, when they take on Flower Mound at 7:30 PM on Wednesday here at Lesley Field in Coppell. The JV game will come right before that, starting at 6 PM. The Lacrosse organization will be recognizing another great group of Coppell High School students as part of the Very Important Players Program that night- CHS Baseball. All students and coaches will be admitted to both games free of charge, and are encouraged to wear their team gear.

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Coppell Boys Varsity lacrosse travelled to Las Vegas this week, and took on one of the top teams in Nevada Thursday night, Palo Verde High School, who has won 4 Nevada State Championships in the past. Particularly impressive in the game for Palo Verde was Junior Trent Pernell (committed to play college lacrosse at Colorado Mesa), who posted a score or assist on 4 of Palo Verde’s 6 goals, and almost never came off the field.

 

Coppell dominated early possession and held onto the ball for the majority of the first quarter. Junior Reese Walker (2 goals on the game) started the scoring on a feed from Senior Spencer Haddock late in the quarter, and Palo Verde tied things up as the quarter closed out on a goal by Pernell.

 

Palo Verde grabbed momentum in the 2nd quarter, taking the majority of the shots in the quarter, and built a 3-2 lead going into halftime. But Coppell made some defensive adjustments in the 2nd half, forcing longer and fewer shots from Palo Verde. Coppell defensive short stick middies Joe Fex and Ethan Bivens played tight defense, grabbed several ground balls, and fueled some powerful clears to set up the offense with possession. Also, Senior Connor Choate scooped up 3 grounders and Senior Dylan Thompson grabbed two grounders and forced a turnover.

 

Senior Ryan Finglass (2 goals) started a nice scoring run for the Cowboys that allowed them to build a 6-4 lead, but Palo Verde again answered to cut Coppell’s lead to 1 goal to end the 3rd quarter.

 

The final quarter featured some big saves on the defensive end by Freshman goalie Hayden MacArthur, who had 8 saves on the game, and several great individual dodge-and-score plays from the Coppell Senior middies, including Ben Goyne (2 goals) Tommy Donalson, and Ripken Reynolds. Coppell also dominated the face-off line in the game, with Ripken Reynolds winning all 13 of his face offs, and Reece Reynolds winning 5 of his 7.

 

Coppell came away with the 10-6 win and will now take on Bishop Gorman High School Friday at 4:30 PM local time, and will then travel back to Texas on Saturday. 

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Both Coppell Boys Lacrosse teams faced off with St. Marks this past Wednesday night, but with different outcomes. In the first game, the JV teams played a close, back and forth match, where St. Marks grabbed an early lead but Coppell quickly answered back to tie the game at 2-2 after one quarter of play, fueled by 1 goal and 1 assist by Marc Webb.

 

 

Brandon Point (2 goals, 1 assist on the game) got things going for the Cowboys in the 2nd quarter with back-to-back goals, leading to a one-goal lead for Coppell at halftime. Daniel Gonzalez (2 goals on the game) and Griffen Hess each scored in the second half to help the Cowboys hold off a late surge by St. Marks and post a 7-5 win.

 

Reid Robbins led the defense with 4 forced turnovers and 3 Groundballs, and goaltender Lee Martin stood tall in the fourth quarter, making 3 big saves at the end of the game.

 

In the varsity game, St. Marks used fast ball movement and aggressive dodging to open up their shooters for some early looks at the net, and got out to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter. Seniors Jake Vaughn and Luke Rogers led the offensive attack for St. Marks, resulting in a 7-2 lead at halftime. The trend continued in the second half, with St. Marks getting the win with a final score of 12-5.

 

Coppell Senior Ripken Reynolds dominated the face offs, winning over 85% of the possessions, but the Cowboys could not convert those into enough quality shots on the offensive end. Junior Reese Walker led Coppell with 2 goals and 1 assist, and Ripken Reynolds added 2 assists.

 

The Coppell Varsity team will head to Las Vegas during the upcoming Spring Break week to take on two strong teams from the West—Bishop Gorman High School and Palo Verde High School. When they return, both Coppell boys teams will play at Lesley Field in Coppell on March 22nd in key District games.

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Coppell Varsity Lacrosse took on their forth and final Division 1 foe from Houston on Friday, and came away with the win over Kincaid High School, who came into the game with a 4-0 record on the season. Kincaid opened the scoring on a 15-yard bouncer that went just under the crossbar, but Coppell then went on an impressive 6-goal run, which was started off by a diving, over-the-shoulder highlight reel goal from Senior Ben Goyne (2 goals, 1 assist on the game) near the end of the first quarter. Coppell then grabbed another quick goal on a feed from Senior Spencer Haddock to Junior Zach Bartolacci, giving the Cowboys a 2-1 lead to close out the quarter.

 

The defense clamped down, led by Senior Adam Coberly's 4 ground balls won and 2 forced turnovers, and the offense continued to attack, highlighted by Senior Ripken Reynolds scoring back-to-back unassisted goals, allowing Coppell to open up a sizable 6-1 lead midway through the third quarter. But that is when Kincaid showed some fight, scoring on a loose ball scrum from in front of the crease and then a right alley dodge shot, making it a 6-3 game. Coppell Junior Reese Walker scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season to close out the 3rd quarter.

 

But the final quarter for the Cowboys was mostly spent fighting off attacks from Kincaid's offense, with the Falcons scoring two more goals to tighten things to a 7-5 Coppell lead. The defensive unit of middies Connor Choate and Joe Fex, and Defensemen Adam Coberly, Dylan Thompson, Ryan Gordon and Harper DeLoach, and Goalie Hayden MacArthur, all played a big role in shutting down the Kincaid offense in the final minutes.

 

Coppell Varsity will take their 4-1 season record into their District opener on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 PM at Lesley Field in Coppell against St. Marks High School. The JV game will start at 6 PM. The Lacrosse program will be recognizing the CHS Football team that night, and all CHS football players and coaches will be admitted to the games free of charge, so come on out and support the Cowboys.

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In lacrosse, you will see many different forms a team can take in how they play the game. The Coppell JV Boys team showed off several of these styles on their way to a dominant 13-2 win over Frisco JV Lacrosse on Wednesday night.

 

Some teams use an aggressive approach on offense, dodging quickly to the net and finding open players on the crease, creating a high volume of shots and getting on scoring runs that pile up the points. Coppell did this for much of the third quarter.

 

Some teams focus on pressing out and locking down on defense, limiting the number of shots from the opponent and forcing lots of turnovers. Coppell used this tactic to produce a shutout in the second half of the game.

 

Some teams look to create a fast-paced transition game that puts the opposition at a disadvantage by outnumbering the other team before they can set up their defense. Coppell used this approach Wednesday to generate several of their goals.

 

Some teams will play a slower, more deliberate game on offense that relies on winning face-offs to maintain possessions, then methodically moving the ball around the perimeter, forcing the opponent to make a mental or physical mistake. Coppell did this on their opening possession, carefully moving the ball around the offensive zone and taking about 5 minutes of possession time before scoring their first goal.

 

Overall, the first half was a slower, more deliberate effort where the Cowboy offense controlled the ball and made Frisco uncomfortable while the Coppell defense held Frisco to mostly longer shots and quick possessions. The result was a 4-2 lead for Coppell at halftime.  Coppell then turned up the pace and pressure in the second half, dominating the face-off line, the possession time, and the scoreboard, by scoring 9 more goals and allowing none.

 

Offensive production for the Cowboys was balanced, with 10 different players getting a goal or an assist. Sophomores Brandon Point and Ethan Bivens and Freshman Daniel Gonzalez each scored 2 goals, and Sophomore Reece Reynolds and Freshman Peyton Barron both notched 1 goal and 1 assist in the game.

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The Cowboys Varsity Lacrosse team travelled to Houston this weekend for a pair of games against Houston-area D1 teams, and there was not much in common between the two games.

 

On Saturday, Coppell took on one of the top programs in the state in The Woodlands, who brought with them an undefeated record and are coming off quarterfinal and semifinal appearances in the past two State Championship tournaments.

 

The Highlanders came out firing shots from every angle, putting Coppell on their heels, and the Cowboys never got comfortable in the game. Defenseman Grant Murphy (committed to play at Syracuse) opened the scoring for The Woodlands and Junior Ramsey McCreary (committed to play at Loyola) added three more goals in the game. Seniors Nicholas Rauchle and Brandon Baty also had multiples goals each for The Woodlands, leading them to a 13-3 win in which Coppell never really challenged.

 

The Cowboy offense consisted of two goals from Junior Reese Walker and one goal and one assist from Senior Ben Goyne.

 

The Cowboys regrouped and looked like a different team on Sunday as they took on Kingwood. Despite an aggressive, pressing defense from Kingwood, Coppell attacked and posted first quarter goals from Seniors Spencer Haddock (2 goals, 2 assists in game), Ripken Reynolds, and Ben Goyne (1 goal, 3 assists in game), and Junior Zach Bartolacci (3 goals, 1 assist in game), resulting in a 4-1 lead after the first quarter, and they never looked back. Junior Reese Walker had another big scoring day with 4 goals and 2 assists in the game. Coppell had eight different players score goals and had nine total assists on their way to a comfortable 14-5 win.

 

The defensive unit rebounded in a big way on Sunday with a great team effort that featured 19 ground balls won and 10 forced turnovers, both season highs for the unit. Senior Ryan Gordon was a dominant force, grabbing 6 groundballs, forcing 6 turnovers, and tallying an assist. Senior Adam Coberly and Junior Harper DeLoach also played well, each with 3 groundballs and 2 forced turnovers. Freshman goalie Hayden MacArthur had a big game with 9 saves and only 2 goals allowed (82% save percentage) to go along with 3 ground balls won. The face-off unit for Coppell of Ripken and Reece Reynolds had another strong day, led by Sophomore Reece winning 7 of his 9 face-offs.

 

The Cowboys will bring their 3-1 record back to Coppell to face Houston Kincaid on Friday, March 3, at 7 PM at Lesley Field. As part of their continuing VIP program to highlight the great things going on with Coppell High School students, the Lacrosse program will be recognizing the CHS Cheerleading teams and Coppell Hockey teams at halftime. All members of these programs will get free admission to the game and are encouraged to wear spirit wear identifying their programs.

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The Cowboy Varsity Lacrosse team will gladly take their 8-7 win over Plano East HS from Friday night, but it was not as comfortable as it appeared it would be in the early going. Coppell moved out to an early lead, starting with four unassisted goals by Seniors Ryan Finglass, Spencer Haddock, Ripken Reynolds, and another by Haddock, who finished with 2 goals and 1 assist on the game. Coppell again looked to be separating themselves after three goals from Junior Reese Walker (2 of which were assisted by Junior Zach Bartolacci) moved Coppell into a 7-3 lead mid-way through the 2nd quarter.

  

But that is when the tide turned a bit in Plano East’s favor. After some errant passes and some missed possessions between the restraining lines by Coppell, and some efficient offensive possessions by Plano East, the Cowboy’s lead was cut to 7-5 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

 

With the slowed offensive production, the Coppell defense was required to step up in the second half, and they did. Senior Dylan Thompson and Junior Harper DeLoach disrupted the Plano East attack, with each player forcing 3 turnovers and scooping up 2 ground balls in the game. The goalies combined for a team save percentage of 59%, with Freshman Hayden MacArthur stopping 6 shots during the first 3 quarters, and Senior Cooper McAden stopping 4 more shots in the final quarter, including two big saves during a wild offensive flurry in the final 2 minutes of the game.

 

Penalties ended up playing a significant role in the game with Coppell drawing eight flags, compared to four on Plano East. The Coppell Man Down units battled through multiple shifts, but did surrender two man-down goals on the night.

 

Coppell finally broke the 2nd half scoring drought when Senior Ben Goyne (who also had 5 ground balls won in the game) scored an unassisted goal on a change-of-pace bounce shot that found the corner of the net, giving Coppell a two-goal lead. Plano East scored again, making it a one-goal game, and the Panthers had possession of the ball with under one minute left, but a deflected Plano East shot resulted in a ground ball win by Dylan Thompson, a full-field heave of the ball to the Coppell offensive zone, and a great catch by Zach Bartolacci, allowing Coppell to run out the remaining 30 seconds and preserve the win.

 

The Cowboys will travel to Houston this coming weekend to take on two strong Division 1 South teams, playing against The Woodlands HS on Saturday at 2 PM, and Kingwood HS on Sunday at 12 PM.

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The Cowboys JV Lacrosse team looked right at home in their first road contest of the season, posting a convincing 14-3 win over Plano East JV this past Friday evening at Jack Clark Fields in Plano.

 

One of the most dominant performance of the game was turned in by Faceoff Middie Reece Reynolds, who won the clamp on all but one face off, and won possession for Coppell on 74% of his face offs. He added an assist, 3 groundballs, and 1 forced turnover for good measure. The team hustle was on display as well as Coppell had a 35-16 advantage over Plano East in groundballs won.

 

The Coppell defense kept Plano East’s scoring to a minimum, led by 5 saves on 8 shots by goalie Lee Martin, for a combined 73% team save percentage. Close defenders Sophomore David Lucas and Junior Lars Mazurek each forced turnovers and Freshman Reid Robbins (3 groundballs, 3 forced turnovers) had a scoop and score fast break goal, as a follow up to his assist in last week’s game.

 

The offense started scoring early in this game, and never really let up. It was an unselfish effort as Coppell got assists on 10 of their 14 goals, and there were 10 different players who scored goals for the Cowboys. Top performances came in the form of a hat trick from Junior Marc Webb (3 goals, 1 assist), and balanced overall production from Sophomore Ethan Bivens (2 goals, 2 assists, 6 GB’s and 3 forced turnovers) and Freshman Peyton Barron (2 goals, 2 assists, 3 GB’s and 1 forced turnover).

 

The JV Boys will again take to the road for their next scheduled game on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 PM, when they take on the Frisco HS JV team. Please come support the team as they look to remain undefeated on the year.

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The Cowboys broke out the offensive firepower in their season opener to defeat Seven Lakes High School (Katy, TX) by a final score of 12 to 9 on Saturday afternoon. Seven Lakes took an early lead to end the first quarter, led by their top scorer on the day, Caleb Cole. But Coppell surged back, powered by Junior attackmen Zach Bartolacci (3 goals, 2 assists on the day) and Reese Walker (3 goals, 1 assist on the day). Then Senior midfielder Ben Goyne (2 goals, 1 assist on the day) got involved in the scoring with an unassisted goal and an assist to Sophomore Walker Cain, giving Coppell a 7 to 5 lead at halftime.

 

The scoring continued for Coppell in the second half, led by Senior Spencer Haddock (2 goals, 1 assist on the day, plus a tough-to-explain "no goal"), and was punctuated by a laser shot from 15 yards out from Reese Walker to finish the scoring for the Cowboys.

 

The Reynolds brothers (Senior Ripken and Sophomore Reece) dominated the face-off spot for Coppell, winning over 75% of the draws and giving Coppell a huge advantage in offensive possessions all day. Ripken also added 1 goal and 1 assist in the game.

 

The Cowboy defense settled down and applied the pressure, forcing over 14 turnovers, and provided the team a sizable advantage in groundballs, winning 20 grounders to only 10 won by Seven Lakes (unofficial count).  Seniors Dylan Thompson and Ryan Gordon each had two critical take aways to stop some late game scoring threats by Seven Lakes. Both goalies were solid, posting 50% save percentages on the day. Freshman Hayden MacArthur had 5 stops in the first half and Senior Cooper McAden saved 4 shots in the second half.

 

Head Coach Jeff Roberts and staff will now turn their attention towards their next game, when they will travel to play Plano East HS at Jack Carter (Central Grass Field) this Friday, February 17, at 8 PM. Please come out and cheer on your undefeated Cowboys.