Soccer team puts up fight at Reagan
Published 8:52 am Thursday, March 30, 2023
By Brian Pitts
While Davie’s varsity soccer team remained winless all-time against Reagan, the consolation was Davie did hang tough against the visiting Raiders on March 22.
How good of a fight did Davie put up against an opponent that improved to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the Central Piedmont Conference? If Jaden Sink’s header off a corner kick from Sarah Andrade is six inches over, it’s a 1-1 game in the second half.
Davie would lose 2-0 as Reagan scored late in the first half and with eight minutes to play off a corner kick.
“Jaden had a header that almost went in,” coach Corbin Kopetzky said. “She might have missed the post by six inches. That was a tough break.”
Davie (2-3-1, 1-1 CPC) had five shots to Reagan’s seven, and Kopetzky was positive as he left War Eagle Stadium.
“Both teams had opportunities,” he said. “They were just the ones that capitalized. It was pretty evenly matched. We didn’t play bad. (The 2-0 margin) is a testament to where this program’s at and how hard they’ve worked. We’ll take the positives. Seventeen of them are busting their butts.”
Another tough break: Senior Emily Garner sustained an injury in the first half, so Davie had to play without one of its top players for all but 20-25 minutes.
“She got hit in the head with the ball; hopefully she’ll be back with us (this) week,” he said. “She’s crucial to the game. Considering the circumstances, we didn’t play bad.”