JV soccer showing improvement

Published 9:18 am Thursday, March 17, 2022

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After losing to Alexander Central by some distance in the first game of the season, Davie’s JV soccer team performed about as well as it could have hoped in a 3-1 loss at Alexander Central on March 10.

“I saw a lot of improvement from the last game (in a 7-2 loss on March 1),” varsity coach Corbin Kopetzky said after Davie’s second game of the season. “The JV has been working hard in practice. They really want to be successful.”

The highly-motivated War Eagles only trailed 1-0 at the half, and they forced a 1-1 tie on a goal by freshman Rachel Ramirez.

“She had a nice little chip over the keeper,” Kopetzky said.

The Cougars, though, scored the next two goals to deny Davie. “One of the goals was just a beautiful shot,” he said. “It would have been a great shot for a varsity girl.”

Kopetzky spoke highly of freshman Cady Minns. Sophomore Sophia Heagle started at goalie but had to come out with an injury. Kopetzky turned to Minns.

“She was real nervous about playing keeper, but I told her she as our only option,” he said. “She blocked a PK, then blocked the next four or five shots. She was saving stuff left and right. She had an outstanding game and she was our player of the game.”