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Girls, boys soccer competed in tournaments

Olivia Lauter
Senior forward no. 13 Hannah Dunlap dribbles the ball. Dunlap scored one of the two goals of the game.

Last week, the girls soccer team finished with a record of 1-2 at their tournament, and the boys finished  a record 0-4 at their tournament, both facing new 5A and 6A competition. The girls team also played last night against West Mesquite and ended up with a 2-0 win. 

“Overall the girls played well,” girls head coach Ian Keeble said. “We went 1-2, beating Liberty Christian 3-1 and losing to Grapevine 1-0 and losing to Flower Mound 2-0. Grapevine is the No.1 team in 5A Region 1, and Flower Mound is the No.1 team in 6A Region 1, so we were tested against two of the best teams in the state.”

Both teams have played in two tournaments this season to help prepare them for the start of districts. The boys were able to go undefeated in their first tournament, but in the second tournament, they faced four losses against new competition. 

Last week, we didn’t play our best soccer, but we played much stiffer 6A competition,” junior Connor Dunn said. “We were able to get a good grasp on where we need to improve moving forward for the district.” 

The girls’ game last night was their last game before the start of their district season on Friday against The Colony. The team has been preparing and figuring out the new team dynamic during their tournaments in hopes to help them in districts. 

“It has been an adjustment for the team to play with new people,” senior Katie Welch said. “Usually, that’s the benefit of the pre-district tournament. We are able to build our team chemistry and get ready for the season.”

The boys team will also begin their district season on Friday against The Colony. Their tournaments in preparation for district play were used to build team chemistry and give the team an idea of what they need to focus on during districts. 

“I think we lacked effort, grittiness, and a little fundamentally in a couple of our tournament games,” Dunn said. “Moving forward, we are going to focus on those areas moving into district play. We have worked hard this preseason, and [we are] ready to take home our first district game.” 

The girls game last night  was senior recognition night. Each senior player was recognized before the game, and each took the field as starters. 

“Some of the seniors have been with the program since they were 7th graders,” Keeble said. “[This game] is a chance to recognize everything the seniors have put into the program.”

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Margo Friloux
Margo Friloux, Section Editor
Entering her final year on staff, Margo is excited to work with her Co-Sports Editor and Leopard Life alum, Will Doig. This year is bittersweet to Friloux. She is ready to soak up the rest of her high school years in the newsroom. Out of the newsroom, Friloux is hoping it up, hanging out with friends, going to Braum's, watching “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Star Wars” and hanging out with her sisters. Friloux is an avid Harry Styles and Anakin Skywalker fan. She gets the chance to see her idol, Mr.Styles, in concert this year, and she is determined to make him fall in love with her. In school, Friloux is a part of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) class, NHS, LARK and basketball. Although she’s still shedding tears over the retirement of Parker and Lindsey, she and Doig are still carrying on the Leopard Life legacy. Live. Laugh. Love. TRL. 
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Olivia Lauter, Section Editor
Heading into her fourth and final year in TRL, senior Olivia Lauter could not be more thrilled to soak up every last minute of shooting sports, events and portraits for her favorite publication. Lauter has spent every day of her high school career with a camera around her neck, and you won’t catch her without it until graduation day. As well as being the photo editor for TRL, Lauter is a varsity cheerleader and involved in PALS and NHS. When she’s not on the sidelines with her camera or cheering on the Leopards, Lauter is with her friends, who she adores more than life itself. You will probably hear “last time, best time” and how “bittersweet” senior year is continually from Lauter this year, but she is just excited to spend one more year doing what she loves alongside the people she loves on TRL.

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