BY BRANDON BERMUDEZ
With many outstanding girls soccer teams passing through Cooper City High School over the past 13 years, all of the teams have had one thing in common, coming up short of clinching the district title. On Friday, January 20th, the lady cowboys broke the streak when they faced off against Dr. Krop High School, securing the title as district champs for the first time in over a decade.
In the first half, the Cowboys attacked Dr.Krop, dominating possession of the ball, making through balls and nice passes, and spreading the ball around. Dr. Krop themselves had a few opportunities to gain a point on the scoreboard but the Cowboys’ defense held strong and denied any opportunity their opponent had. The Cowboys were hungry for a District title after coming so close last year, and they made sure they would maximize their opportunities with goals by Jemma Miller, Vikki Ramos, and Olivia Lewis, making the Cowboys up 3-0 at the half in the biggest game of the year so far.
The Cowboys didn’t take their foot off the petal as they continued to press Dr. Krop and keep the pressure on to try to keep them ahead when the final whistle blows. Dr Krop kept trying to counter the Cowboys attack, but the Cowboys continued to deny them. But even though Dr. Krop was down the whole game, they didn’t give up and fought hard until the end. Before the game came to an end the Cowboys had put up a few more goals from Sammy Stofsky, Jemma Miller, and Kimberly Slinkosky. The Cowboys won 6-0, becoming champions of their district and moving on to Regionals to compete against Cypress Bay.
“It’s an amazing feeling being a part of a district champion team,and being able to bring it back to the school after 13 years makes it so much more worth it.” said senior Katie Slinkosky.