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Lady Eagles Soccer Raise Expectations for Upcoming Season

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Lady Eagles Soccer Raise Expectations for Upcoming Season

The Eagles take on Diamond Hill at Argyle Stadium on March 1, 2016. The Eagles won their first playoff game in school history. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

The Eagles take on Diamond Hill at Argyle Stadium on March 1, 2016. The Eagles won their first playoff game in school history. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

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The Eagles take on Diamond Hill at Argyle Stadium on March 1, 2016. The Eagles won their first playoff game in school history. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

©The Talon News | Annabel Thorpe

©The Talon News | Annabel Thorpe

The Eagles take on Diamond Hill at Argyle Stadium on March 1, 2016. The Eagles won their first playoff game in school history. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

Connor Repp, Reporter

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The Lady Eagles soccer team is looking to build after their first playoff win in team history as they return most of their team including their top two goal scorers, Hannah Gladys and Arkansas commit, Abbi Neece. The team is already showing that they have the potential to be better this season. This time last year, the team was 3-2-1, so far this year they have a 5-1-2 record with wins over much larger schools such as Mineral Wells and Bryan-Rudder in the Kennedale tournament. A 3-3 tie to Midlothian Heritage, a 1-1 tie to Keller Fossil Ridge, and a 4-1 loss to Denton High School are the only blemishes on the record.

“We played well in our first tournament,” second year head coach Marc Koke said, “It was cut short due to weather, but we were able to win it based on point totals.”

This year the Lady Eagles have been averaging 4 goals per game while allowing just one goal per game thanks to four shutouts. The offense has really been clicking thanks to Neece and Gladys leading the way. This team is a rare combination with the ability to score in troves and to play lock down defense as Freshman Goalie Cortlynn Boone has been rock solid this year. The team is poised to make another run to the playoffs and could even make it farther this year.

“We have a number of standouts,” Koke said, “Abbi Neece and Hannah Gladys are the leading goal scorers last year and so far this year, but we have a number of talented players across the board.”

The Lady Eagles next game is Friday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 against Lake Worth, who is 1-7 on the year, at Eagle Stadium. Next week the girls travel to play Kennedale, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year. This game will be a look going forward into district and into playoffs.

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Lady Eagles Soccer Raise Expectations for Upcoming Season