BY ETHAN MUNCAN
The Lady Cowboys traveled to Nova on November 16 for another wet game, where the field would test each player to the best of their ability. The Cowboys managed to score four goals in the first half and only conceded one goal the entire game. Cooper City won by a score of 4-1.
The Cowboys started off the game pressuring Nova hard, and forced a turnover early on that led to Vikki Ramos scoring the first goal of the game. Nova pushed down the field and had two chances early on, but missed wide of the goal. On a counterattack off a Nova corner kick, Ramos took the ball down the field and hit a shot into the upper corner making the game 2-0, just before the end of the first quarter. Nova had another corner kick attempt, but the header went wide and the Cowboys kept their clean sheet.
“With the intensity we have going into games and the pressure we put on other teams, I believe we will go far this year,” Ramos said.
Going into the second quarter, the Cowboys had a 2-0 lead, but the game was far from over. Nova converted off a 25-yard free kick that deflected off a player before going in. With the score being 2-1, it was in anyone’s hands. Nevertheless, Abbi Gilchrist scored from inside the box making the game 3-1. The Cowboys did not lose their momentum and eventually scored another goal. Kylee Griffin banged a shot in, making the game 4-1 in only the first half. The Titans had a few chances to put points on the scoreboard, but fell short due to good saves and deflections by the Cowboy’s defense.
“I think we dominated this game on both ends of the field and we are focused on winning the district championship trophy again,” Griffin said.
In the second half of the game, the Cowboys completely dominated the Titans. With quick passing, the Titans could not keep up with the Cowboys and were being broken down. The Cowboys did not take their foot off the pedal once in the game. The Titans had a chance to make the game 4-2, but the Cowboys pulled off a save from close up. The referee blew the whistle and the Cowboys took another victory, making them 5-1-1 overall. Their next game is against Everglades on November 20.
Final score: Cooper City 4, Nova 1
Photo courtesy of Lariat photography