The Coupeville High School soccer team lost the match and a key player when Meridian slipped by the Wolves 3-1 Saturday, Sept. 7, at Mickey Clark Field in the first contest of the season.
Genna Wright, the leading returning scorer on the club, sprained a knee and will be out one to three weeks. The Wolves were tied 1-1 with Meridian when Wright was injured. From that point, Coupeville’s offense wasn’t as potent but the Wolves hung with the perennially tough Trojans until late in the match.
Coupeville scored first when Wright assisted on a goal by Avalon Renninger about a third of the way into the first half.
Meridian then followed with two goals, to go up 2-1 at halftime. The Trojans added a goal late in the match to secure the win.
“It’s a good place to start,” coach Kyle Nelson said. “We played a competitive game, and it’s a huge step forward for us, playing against a really good team and coming pretty close to playing them on an even level.”