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Boys, girls soccer win consecutive games

Olivia Lauter
Sophomore left outside defender no. 16 Emmy Wood goes in for a kick. The Leopards will play the Sherman Bearcats for their next district game.

The girls and boys soccer teams swept their competition in last Friday’s game against Princeton and last Tuesday’s game against Sherman. The boys won 4-0 against Princeton and 1-0 against Sherman, and the girls won 2-0 against Princeton and 4-0 against Sherman. 

“On Friday, I was expecting a tough game against a good team and that is what we got,” girls head coach Ian Keeble said. “The girls played well against a good team that made it difficult for us and challenged us in different ways.”

  These past wins against Princeton and Sherman contributed to the girls record of 3-1, and the boys record of 3-1. 

 “I was expecting Tuesday’s game to be an opportunity where we could go out and play good attacking soccer,” Keeble said. “The girls did an excellent job executing that, and overall, I thought we played some of the best soccer we have played all year.”

The team continued their preparation for these games by including practices everyday, building team cohesiveness and reviewing how they played in their previous game.

“Currently, as a team, we are working on staying calm and holding possession of the ball,” sophomore Hannah Dollinger said. “Also, another important thing we have been working on as a team has been set plays like corner kicks.”

Another focus of both teams is staying healthy throughout their season. If the team were to be quarantined, they would miss practice and at least four games. 

“I think everyone is fighting the same battles when it comes to being careful that nobody has COVID-19 and attempting to keep everyone in prime condition,” senior Gavin Moore said. “As players, we need to make sure we take care of our bodies because we have had a lot of injuries so far, and we have a very promising group that will go far as long as we stay healthy.”

Both teams’ next game will be Friday night against McKinney North, whom the girls team shared a district championship with last year.  

“McKinney North is a top team, and this program has never beat them,” Keeble said. “One of our goals this season was to change that.”

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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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    Tamara SakudaFeb 4, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Margo —

    Well written story. Your use of quotes from your sources really added to the reporting! Bravo!