Edwards: Cope’s comments on his seniors
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EDWARDS ” With Tuesday’s game being Senior Day for Battle Mountain girls soccer, Huskies coach David Cope handed out his traditional platitudes for his seniors. Here are his thoughts on each:
– Nicole Frye: “It’s been great to have Nicole back with the team this year. As a goalkeeper, she came in today making saves she needed to make or else the whole house of cards could have come collapsing down. At 2-0, if they get a third, it could have been demoralizing. I thought early in the game,m she made a couple of saves to keep the game tied. Later in the game, she made saves to keep us in it.
“Nicole’s a great personality to have around. One of the really cool things about her was to see her in the play last weekend. There’s a kid who’s contributing to our school in a lot of ways.”
– Carrie Wild: “Carrie’s great, a four-year member of our program. She’s come through the JV ranks, and this year, earned a spot on varsity. She’s really such a pleasant person to have on the team. She’s such a good kid. She’s had a great season. Today, she was marking (Steamboat’s Emi Birch) and winning balls and turning the game in our favor.”
– Miriah Jones: “Miriah has shown a ton of skill, and she recovered from and ACL injury and missed all of last season. This season she has been trying to get her stride back. We’ve been calling her Miriah-dinho lately because she’s really been showing skills out on the flanks and beating players 1-on-1.”
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– Kylee Gilbert: “Kylee’s not your conventional high school kid. She has a really eclectic group of friends and she has a fun personality. The best thing about her on varsity and JV is how good she is to the younger players. She’s just a really great leader with the younger players on the varsity. During the last three years on the JV, we’ve asked her to be a leader. She’ll play any position. She’ll do anything you ask of her.”
– Kayla Telles: “She is the most dedicated soccer player on this team. She plays all the time. She plays indoors. She plays adult league. She plays co-ed in the summer. Any chance Kayla Telles gets to play, she plays. She willed herself onto the starting lineup of this team.
“She was disappointed that this team didn’t win the league title. She should take pride in the fact that she was a starter for two league champions. You can’t say that about a lot of people. This year, we only had one captain and I think she’s inspirational the way she plays.”