With a girls soccer district of only six teams, District 11-4A enjoyed a rare bye on Tuesday. That meant everybody could use the week to work on some formations, experiment with lineups and heal the wounded.Byron Nelson (17-1-1, 4-1) certainly took advantage. Although she was cleared, coach Phillip Salyer decided to hold off on playing senior forward Rachelle Davis this past Friday against Argyle. Davis suffered a concussion in the 4-1 loss to Denton Guyer on Feb. 12 and missed the next three games. She is expected to return this Friday for the home game against Lake Dallas.That paid off as Nelson controlled and won, 3-0.“We got a chance to play a lot of kids because there was a conflict with a big tournament in Frisco this past weekend,” Salyer said. “With Rachelle, she could have played. But with the bye coming up, we just decided it would be best to let her sit for another game. The other kids stepped up.”One of those is Birdville transfer and junior Madison Hall. She played in the midfield before Davis’ injury but moved up since. Hall and Davis have been interchangeable throughout the season, and Salyer said he sees that continuing.The goal distribution for the week was pretty impressive. Between the eight the Lady Bobcats who scored – they won at Birdville 5-1 on Feb. 19 – eight different players had a goal.The timing of the bye isn’t the best but there really wasn’t much of a choice. All of the Class 4A and 5A districts need to stay on the same schedule. It wouldn’t help this 4A district to finish ahead of everybody else. Plus, all teams are off for spring break the week of March 11.In their defenseWhen Guyer scored four goals two weeks ago, it represented about one third of the opponent production the Nelson defense has yielded. Nelson has surrendered only 10 through its first 19 games.Salyer had to replace a couple of seniors from the 2012 Class 4A state finalist squad. But that’s worked out pretty well. Junior Allie Rivers provides some experience. Junior Nadja Meyer, a foreign exchange student from Germany, has made the adjustment. Plus, freshman Katina Tsapos brings a different level of maturity for her age.Tsapos’ name should register with soccer enthusiasts. She’s the daughter of Colleyville Heritage girls soccer coach Misail Tsapos.“They live in our district and Misail gave her the choice [of coming with him to Colleyville Heritage or attending Nelson],” Salyer said. “With her knowledge of the game, she doesn’t play like a freshman. She’s been a great addition.”Northwest updateA pretty solid week for the Lady Texans (3-12-3, 3-4-1 in District 4-5A) included a 0-0 tie this past Friday against district power Keller. The Lady Texans also beat Keller Central, 2-1. That keeps them very much alive in the district playoff race as the second half has begun.Northwest had a week where it could make a move with games against Keller Fossil Ridge Tuesday and at Haltom Friday. Northwest beat both those teams in the first meeting.