Soccer finds adversity in CPC
Published 8:39 am Thursday, March 31, 2022
By Brian Pitts
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.