War Eagle soccer opens with struggling offense

Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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Davie’s varsity soccer team did some good things, especially defensively, but they struggled finding the back of the net and fell to two conference rivals in a tournament at West Forsyth.

In their season opener on Feb. 27, the War Eagles lost 4-1 to West in a game that was called at halftime due to rain. Lexi Kulis’ penalty kick tied the score at 1-1, but the Titans followed with three goals.

“We did not play bad,” coach Corbin Kopetzky said. “We are strong in the back like we were last year. We have growth to make, but we have the components for a successful season.”

Two days later at West, Davie and Mt. Tabor clashed in an evenly-matched game. Tabor, though, scored on a free kick with 12 minutes remaining to edge Davie 1-0.

“We played well,” Kopetzky said. “They got a free kick from about 35 yards out, and the girl put it about six inches below the crossbar on a nice shot.”