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Boys, girls soccer played delayed games

Olivia Lauter
Sophomore left outside defender no. 16 Emmy Wood kicks the ball past Princeton’s Justice Peinado. The girls soccer team will play their next game against the Wylie East Raiders tonight.

Frigid temperatures, state-wide power outages, and loss of water. While this weather delayed the soccer teams’ games, it didn’t stop their success. The girls defeated Rock Hill and The Colony and the boys defeated Rock Hill but fell short to The Colony 0-1. 

“We played really good as a team against Rock Hill and The Colony considering we hadn’t played with each other for a while,” sophomore Emma Smith said.

The girls team beat Rock Hill 1-0, scoring the goal in the last three minutes of the game and won their Wednesday game 2-0 against The Colony. 

“This [The Colony game] was one of the best games this program has played,” girls head coach Ian Keeble said. “The energy, speed and intensity we played with was outstanding and gave us the 2-0 win in a big matchup.”

The boys defeated Rock Hill 3-0 but they lost to The Colony 1-0 in a penalty kick shootout. 

“[On Monday,] we played hard and together, and it turned out the way we wanted it to,” junior Michael Beaney said. “[On Tuesday] the team fought hard but the game resulted in loss during a shootout.”

Because of weather and school cancellations, both teams had a two week break from practices and games. Both teams will have six games for the next two weeks to make up the missed games.

“Since games were delayed, we have had more games a week,” Smith said. “We are starting to practice in the mornings to make up for missed team practice time.”

The players were sent workouts from their coaches to complete at home to stay in shape for the rest of their season. The teams have seven more games left in the district season. 

“For the rest of the season, the team’s main focus is keeping a clean slate and winning the rest of our games to get us to state,” Smith said. “Right now, we have a couple things we need to work on if we want to be first in district.”

The girls district record is 5-1-1, and they are placed second in the district. The boys district record is 5-2, and they are currently placed third in the district. Both teams have a game tonight against Wylie East. 

“Our main focus for the rest for the season is to take it game by game,” Keeble said. “I have been telling the girls six specific things before each game. If we take care of those six things, our performance will take us to a positive result.”

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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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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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