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Kiley Kopp steals the ball away from the opponent’s midfielder.

The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate soccer team was unable to find the back of the net in a 3-0 loss to the Fredericksburg Billie’s Tuesday, March 30 in Floresville.

The Lady Pirates concluded the 2020-21 season with a 16-5 overall record.

Fredericksburg took an early lead midway through the first half and limited RFHS’ strikers goal scoring opportunities.

RFHS Head Girls Soccer Coach Mitchell Lynch said after Fredericksburg scored their first goal, they focused on stopping RFHS’ offense.

“They did a really good job of minimizing what we do very well, and that’s attack,” said Lynch.

In the second half, Fredericksburg scored again in the 50th and 54th minutes. Both goals were gained on second chance opportunities. RFHS’ offensive struggles continued.

“They were a very athletic team, a very organized defense,” said Lynch. “They stayed where they needed to be and marked our players effectively.”

RFHS will graduate four seniors at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season: defender Rachel Baergen, midfielder Naveya Davila, defender Danielle Dawkins, and forward Caitlyn Ramaker.

All four were prominent starters in key roles.

Davila and Dawkins were voted All-District Most Valuable Players in seasons prior.

Lynch said all four girls were brilliant examples and leaders in the program.

“It’s going to hurt us next year because three of the four play across our back four,” said Lynch. “What they offered went well beyond what they brought us on the field.”

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