Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LVSers crowned TAPPS Area Champs; Regional Championship at 1:30pm on Friday

The Lady Vikings traveled down south to take on Awty International on Tuesday afternoon for a 1:30pm Kick-Off at Dragon Stadium in Southlake.  On top of 4 goals from Abby Geiser and a goal a piece from Megan Bettinger and Mikaela Gamboa, the Lady Vikings were crowned TAPPS Area Champs.

More to come....

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

JV Team #4 Seed in JV Championships; Varsity Resumes match at Ursuline (Future Viking Night Postponed)

The JV team has battled to a 4-5-1 record since returning from break and have earned themselves a #4 seed in the TAPPS JV Championships starting tomorrow morning.

The Lady Vikings will take on Ursuline at 9:00am at Doskocil Stadium.  The second semi-final will follow with Bishop Lynch taking on John Paul at 11:00am.

Winners advance to the Championship match at 2:30pm.  All matches are at Nolan Catholic.

The Lady Vikings have advanced to the post-season championship 2 of the last 3 years and looking to make it 3 of 4 after tomorrow morning.

The varsity team traveled to Ursuline tonight only to have to return tomorrow afternoon as the match was halted after 60 minutes of play with the Lady Vikings down 5-2.  The Bears jumped to an early 3-0 lead but before you know it the Lady Vikings fought back to get within one.

"I think we know what we are capable of coming out of the first half.  We have to be disciplined from back to front and there is now way around that," said LVS head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

As it stands in the Lady Vikings final regular season match of the season they live to play another day.   "When I saw the first lightning strike, it couldn't have been a better sign, " continued Fitzgerald.

The resumption of the match will take place tomorrow at 4:30pm at Ursuline from the 62nd minute with the Lady Vikings trailing by 3.

Due to the Lady Vikings having to travel to play tomorrow the Future Vikings Night planned for 5pm will move to another night.  Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram for future information @nolansoccer

Monday, February 5, 2018

Home district match TONIGHT; Senior Night

The Lady Vikings have 2 district games remaining on their schedule, TONIGHT at home at 5pm vs Prestonwood and tomorrow on the road vs Ursuline at 4:30pm.  With an overall record of 18-5-3, the Lady Vikings look to continue the success they have been having since California.  The Lady Vikings are unbeaten in 16 of the past 17 games dating back to December 27th of 2017.

"We have been consistent and all our players are contributing.  We have a good variety of personalities on and off the field, " said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

In case you don't want to brave the cold tonight check out our #lvsLIVE broadcast presented by @NCHSmedia.  CLICK HERE for broadcast.

Following tonights match, nine LVSers will be recognized as they play their final "regular season" home match.  These seniors have won over 75 games and be a part of over 400 goals, 3 regional championships, and 3 State Final Four appearances.

Here is a list of seniors that will be recognized after the game tonight...
Rachel Emrich
Sophie Cortez
Emma Hernandez
Avery Boley
Abbey Button
Meghan Kittleson
Megan Bettinger
Mikaela Gamboa
Alyssa Clinkscales

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Streak broken; Return Home Tonight

On Monday night the Lady Vikings traveled to Bishop Lynch High School playing to a regulation 1-1 draw before dropping only their 5th match of the year in the opening minute of extra time.  This breaks their 15 game unbeaten streak.

A pair of PKs got the score to 1-1 before the end of regulation.  Allee Kimmey stepped up to equalize midway through the first half.

The Lady Vikings continue to put on good pressure throughout the remainder of the game but were unable to get the go ahead goal.  Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald was proud of the way his team performed.  "Soccer is a cruel game but we got better tonight," said Fitzgerald.

The JV had to fight back after going down a goal and moments before halftime, Rachel Emrich evened the score at 1 going into halftime.  This was the second match in as many games that the Lady Vikings have scored in the last minute of the first half.

The JV improves to 4-4-2 in 2018 and sit in 4th place in the district, holding the last spot to qualify for the post-season.

Next up for the Lady Vikings is TONIGHT as they host John Paul II with the JV kicking off at 5:00pm and the varsity following at 6:45pm.  The varsity match will again be broadcast LIVE on #lvsLIVE presented by @NCHSmedia.  CLICK HERE to see the Lady Vikings LIVE.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Home sweep last night; On road on Monday

The JV started the evening off with a dramatic 3-2 victory over TCA, going up 2-0 with 24 seconds to go in the first half.  Emma Hernandez won a ball at midfield and on the turn played a well timed ball into Paola Vasquez to double the lead for the Lady Vikings.

Victoria Clark got the night started with a goal of her own in the 33rd minute, unassisted.  "Tonight we proved that hard work pays off.  Every player o the field contributed to the victory.  We were aggressive and had the mindset that we could win," commented Clark.

The game continued to be back and forth with chances on both ends of the field.  Goalkeeper, Isabella Hernandez who is playing in place of Paige Ouldhouse, out with mono, came up big for the Lady Vikings keeping the game in hand.

At the midway point in the second half the Lady Trojans got one back but in response, the Lady Vikings answered back as Vasquez scored to double the lead again which turned out to be the game winner.

Captain on the evening, Makenna Broyles commented on the win...
I thought we did really well getting the ball over the top to our forwards and we communicated a lot better than our previous games.  We did really well as a whole and came out on top.

The varsity continued that momentum with a 1-0 shutout win.

The match was a bit uneventful as far as scoring chances with each team only creating 5 shots on goal.  Goalkeeper, Avery Boley earned her 11th shutout of the season denying any chance against her.

Mikaela Gamboa was able to knife herself in front of the Trojan goalkeeper a couple times bot of which resulted in goals but the first one disallowed due to an offsides call but she wouldn't be denied on her second chance off an assist from Meghan Kittleson.

Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald on the home win
TCA is a good team, they work hard and put you under pressure but tonight we were so focused on the next action that we got the result we deserved.

The Lady Vikings are undefeated in the last 15 games and improved to 17-4-3 on the season.  Both teams hit the road on Monday as they travel to Lynch for a 6:00pm and 7:45pm kick-off.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Double Header Tonight at Home

The Lady Vikings will kick off tonight at 5pm and 7pm at Doskocil Stadium as they host TCA.  The JV will start the night off with the varsity following.  Both teams look to get important results as the post-season is a little  over 2 weeks away.  The varsity is riding a 14 match undefeated streak into tonights match with an overall record of 16-4-3 sitting in 3rd place in district play at 8-3-0.
Both groups have fought some injuries/sickness throughout the year but the competitive spirit runs high and has allowed the groups prevail.  Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald commented, "The next one up has been ready all year; like I have said from the beginning, this is probably one of most special groups in the history of our program."

The varsity match will be broadcast LIVE presented by @NCHSmedia.  Kick off is 7:00pm.  CLICK HERE to view.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

LVS district play continues; 500th Game

The Lady Vikings continue district play this week starting on the road on Monday night traveling to Parish Episcopal for a 5:00pm kick-off.  Sitting at 15-4-3 on the season, the urgency continues for the Lady Vikings striving to improve their 7-3-0 district record.  Dropping early season matches to Ursuline, Lynch, and John Paul it is time to make up for lost points as the Road to Waco pushes forward.

Monday nights' match marks head coach, Jay Fitzgerald's, 500th game all at Nolan Catholic.

Fitzgerald commented on the milestone...
The only number that matters on Monday is 14.

Currently the Lady Vikings hold a 13-match unbeaten streak since December 27 of last year.  The Lady Vikings have compiled 2 tournament wins, a draw against the #6 team in the nation, a 19 shooter PK shootout, giving away less then a goal a game with 80 goals scored.

Thursday the JV and Varsity teams return home to host TCA for a 5:00pm and 7:00pm kick-off at Doskocil Stadium.