Soccer finds adversity in CPC

Published 8:39 am Thursday, March 31, 2022

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

After starting 3-1, after a grinding, gritty effort in a tie with North Davidson, after going toe-to-toe in a tie against third-ranked Grimsley, the start of Central Piedmont Conference play was less fulfilling for Davie’s varsity soccer team.

Reynolds lost 1-0 to Grimsley, but the Demons won with room to spare, 4-1, against visiting Davie on March 21.

“There were some unfortunate things that played a significant factor in the outcome,” coach Corbin Kopetzky said.

After digging a 2-0 hole in the first half, freshman Sarah Andrade picked a great time for her first high school goal. The assist from Mya McGowan got Davie back in the game.

But Reynolds put the hammer down after that.

“Like I told the girls, we have to control what we can control,” Kopetzky said. “We played very well. We deserved a better outcome than what we had. We look forward to playing them next time.”

The tough week continued against visiting East Forsyth on March 24. Davie lost 3-1.

“We’ve just got to learn and grow from this,” Kopetzky said.

Notes: Andrade’s goal was Davie’s first against Reynolds in six meetings. … Reynolds (2-4 overall) came alive after scoring just two goals in its first five games. … East improved to 2-0 in the CPC. … Lexi Kulis scored against East, giving the junior a team-high six goals.