CCLP/TJ MAXWELL - INSET: Copperas Cove junior Nicole Evans makes a cross to sophomore Mariah Ruiz during the first half of the Lady Dawgs’ playoff-clinching 1-0 win over Killeen Friday night at Bulldawg Stadium. ABOVE: Freshman Haven Stevenson celebrates with teammates Kailey Walker (13) and senior Jordan Campbell after she scored with a header on a cross from Evans in the 37th minute.CCLP/TJ MAXWELL - Copperas Cove junior Kailey Walker hits a header in front of Killeen senior Teirra Norman during the Lady Dawgs’ 1-0 win.


Freshman Haven Stevenson header leads Cove over Killeen to earn third-consecutive playoff berth

Cove Leader-Press

After defeating Shoemaker and Harker Heights in pivotal District 8-6A contests, the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs just needed to complete the hat trick by beating Killeen on senior night at home to punch their third-consecutive playoff berth, despite the addition of soccer powerhouse San Angelo Central (12-0-1) to the district, who completed an undefeated district slate to take the district crown.

The Lady Dawgs dominated the action most of the night on both sides of the ball before finding the back of the net with 2:13 left in the first half for the only goal they would need in the 1-0 over the Lady Roos Friday night at Bulldawg Stadium.

“I think we played pretty well,” said Copperas Cove head coach Pat Rox. “We played very aggressively and we played throughout the game.


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