BY HANNAH EUBANKS
One week before districts, the Cooper City Cowboys boys varsity soccer team faced a tough loss against the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles on Wednesday, January 11th. The Cowboys were unfortunately unable to keep pressure on the Eagles, ending the game with a final score of 3-0.
For the first half of the game, the Cowboys came out nervous, knowing the Eagles had yet to lose a game all year. Despite this, they still managed to play well by not letting it get into their heads. Offensively, the Cowboys were unable to create any scoring opportunities.The Eagles scored their first goal off a deflection of the defense and because of the Eagles’ high pressure, they got the ball and shot it into the corner of the net. In the final 20 minutes of the first half, the Eagles scored again ending the half with a score of 2-0.
“I believe we could have started the game off in a more aggressive manner,” said Jacob Martin.
To start the second half, the Cowboys were able to get one shot off by the striker, Jacob Martin, but it hit the goal post. Although he did not make it, this gave the Cowboys the adrenaline rush they needed for the rest of the game. Then, the Eagles scored their third and final goal of the night. After this the Cowboys played very defensively, not allowing anything else in the back of their net.
“To change the game we should have put more intensity in and been more precise with our passes,” Senior Miguel Gonzalez said.
There was not much the Cowboys were able to do in this game, but they have high hopes heading into districts. These next games are especially important for the Cowboys, hoping to keep the district title the cowboys focus their attention on Pompano Beach high school next week.