Sunday, January 31, 2010

Shutout by #23 Coppell: Marcus on Tuesday

The #31 Lady Vikings drop to 18-4-0, giving up 2 to Coppell early and 3 late for a 5-0 drumming by #23 Coppell. The nations former #1 team and UIL 5A Defending State Champion, Coppell, had no problems with Nolan Catholic on Saturday morning. Gametime temperatures around 19 degrees didn't stop the dangerous attack of the Cowgirls who improve to 6-3-1.

The Lady Vikings host Marcus on Tuesday night at Doskocil Stadium, kick-off is at 7:15pm (JV at 5:30pm).

Saturday, January 30, 2010

District Play Concluded; #23 Coppell on Saturday

The Lady Vikings concluded TAPPS 1-5A play on Friday afternoon with a 2-0 shutout of Bishop Dunne. Lindsay Murray scored in the 2nd minute and Maggie Kleiser, in her first game on varsity, scored in the 2nd half. Paige Harris and Alissa Reed combined for the shutout. The Lady Vikings finished 12-2-0 in district play as runners-up to Ursuline.

Coppell will play host to the Lady Vikings on Saturday at Echols Stadium at 11am. Coppell is ranked #23 in the nation right in front of the #31 ranked Lady Vikings.

Formerly the nations #1 team, Coppell comes into Saturday's match at 5-3-1 with its only loses coming to Top 5 teams. The Lady Vikings are similar in the fact that their only loses have also come to top nationally ranked teams as well and come into the match at 18-3-0.

Friday, January 29, 2010

District Match Moved to Nolan Tonight and Saturday's Game moved to Coppell

The away match at Bishop Dunne scheduled for tonight at 5:30pm has been moved to Nolan today for a 4:30pm kick-off.

St. Stephen's will not be traveling from Austin so Saturdays game will be against Coppell at Coppell High School's Echols Stadium. The game will kick-off at 11:00am.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lady Vikes Close Out District Play

Nolan travels to Bishop Dunne on Friday night at 5:30pm to close out TAPPS 1-5A district play. The Lady Vikings defeated the Lady Falcons in round one in district play by a score of 6-0. Goals were scored by 6 different players Maygan Ditucci, Makenzie Koch, Elizabeth Cottrell, Emily Baker, Emily Grider, and Annie Smithey.

Up Next: St. Stephen's Academy travels from Austin to play the Lady Vikings on Saturday at 11:00am at Doskocil Stadium and then Nolan plays host to Flower Mound Marcus next Tuesday night at 7:15pm at Doskocil Stadium as well.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Koch Sisters Combine for Game-Winner; Sauerwein Saves

Nolan Soccer play-by-play analyst Chris Blake called all the action tonight as the match was broadcast LIVE on JATOTV. Paschal scored first and held the lead for 72 minutes until the Lady Vikings answered and answered again. They finally made their 15 to 3 shot advantage count. Emily Baker scored her 3rd goal of the season which is a career high for the senior, center back. She scored off the Lady Vikings 12th corner kick of the night, which was a season high.

Baker evened the game at 1 in the 72nd minute and then just 4 minutes later the Koch sisters combined for the game winner.

Older sister, Makenzie, found a gap in the Paschal back line right where younger sister, Katlynn isolated herself. As the 2 Lady Panthers closed on her she spun bewteen both of them at the top of the 18 and was well on her way in behind and tucked the ball away to give the Lady Vikings a 2-1 win.

Missouri bound goalkeeper, McKenzie Sauerwein preserved the win in the final minute of play with a breakaway save to keep Nolan Catholic on top.

Clutch performances all around for nationally ranked #13 Lady Vikings as they improve to 16-3-0. "Consistency, belief, and several clutch performances got you the result tonight," Nolan Catholic head coach, Jay Fitzgerald told his team after the match.

Nolan Catholic has a chance to move into the Top 25 and avenge last weekend loss to nationally #25 Plano West as they take on the Lady Wolves again on Thursday at Clark Stadium East at 5:45pm.

The next LIVE broadcast will next Tuesday night as the Lady Vikings play host to Marcus High School.

Monday, January 25, 2010

ESPN State Rankings: Week #8

2010 ESPN National and State Rankings Week #8
Women's High School Soccer

National Rankings - Week #8
Team (City,St) Record, Prv RK
1 Melbourne (Melbourne, FL) 21-0 1
2 Boyd (McKinney, TX) 13-0 2
3 George Jenkins (Lakeland, FL) 21-0-1 3
4 Ursuline Academy (Dallas, TX) 14-1 4
5 Castro Valley (Castro Valley, CA) 18-0-1 5
6 Esperanza (Anaheim, CA) 13-0-3 6
7 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) 17-0-1 7
8 West Boca Raton (Boca Raton, FL) 20-0 8
9 American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 23-1-1 9
10 Palm Harbor University (Palm Harbor, FL) 18-0-1 10
11 Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) 16-0-3 12
12 The Bishop School (La Jolla, CA) 12-2-1 13
13 Coronado (Coronado, CA) 11-1-2 14
14 Harvard Westlake (North Hollywood, CA) 12-0-3 16
15 Carroll (Southlake, TX) 5-0-2 21
16 Hebron (Carrollton, TX) 7-0-1 24
17 American Heritage-Boca-Delray HS (Delray Beach, FL) 18-2-3 17
18 St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park, FL) 17-1-2 18
19 La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA) 8-2-2 19
20 San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA) 12-2-2 20
21 Saint Thomas Aquinas School (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 16-1-3 23
22 Los Gatos (Los Gatos, CA) 11-0-1 26
23 Coppell (Coppell, TX ) 5-3-1 11
24 Santa Margarita Catholic HS (RanchoStMargarita, CA) 9-3-3 27
25 Plano West (Plano, TX) 5-1-2 48
26 Viera (Viera, FL) 14-2 44
27 Catalina Foothills (Tucson, AZ) 16-1 30
28 San Clemente (San Clemente, CA) 11-6-3 NR
29 Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, CA) 8-1-9 15
30 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, CA) 13-3-3 22
31 Nolan Catholic (Fort Worth, TX) 17-4-1 31
32 Fontainebleau (Mandeville, LA) 20-0-2 34
33 Mililani (Mililani, HI) 12-0 35
34 Santiago (Corona, CA) 18-1-1 NR
35 Stephen F. Austin (Sugar Land, TX) 6-1-1 36
36 El Toro (El Toro, CA) 11-3-2 37
37 Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, CA) 10-4-5 39
38 Woodrow Wilson (Long Beach, CA) 10-4-3 40
39 Torrey Pines (Encinitas, CA) 7-3 41
40 Presentation (San Jose, CA) 11-1-2 43
41 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 8-3-6 45
42 Ronald Reagan (San Antonio, TX) 5-1-1 47
43 Highland Park (Amarillo, TX) 5-1-1 32
44 Flintridge Sacred Heart (La Canada, CA) 11-1-2 49
45 Dutchtown (Geismar, LA) 19-0-3 50
46 Tesoro (Las Flores, CA) 10-4-4 38
47 Madison Central (Madison, MS) 16-1 NR
48 M. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) 13-2-5 NR
49 Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, MS) 14-1-1 33
50 Horizon (Scottsdale, AZ) 16-2 NR

Texas Rankings - Week #8
1. McKinney Boyd (13-0-0)
2. Ursuline Academy (14-1-0)
3. Southlake Carroll (5-0-2)
4. Hebron (7-0-1)
5. Coppell (5-3-1)
6. Plano West (5-1-2)
7. Nolan Catholic (17-4-1)
8. Fort Bend Austin (6-0-1)
9. Reagan (5-1-1)
10. Highland Park (5-1-1)
11. Belton (6-2-1)
12. The Woodlands (6-2-0)
13. Cinco Ranch (5-2-1)
14. Clear Lake (5-1-2)
15. Seven Lakes (7-0-0)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nationally Ranked Teams Meet in Championship

Plano West scored in the 60th minute and held on for the 1-0 Allison Horn Memorial Showcase Championship. The Saturday night tilt between #31 Nolan Catholic and #42 Plano West at Mustang-Panther Stadium was an end to end battle. Both teams defended with tenacity and comp sure and Plano West bent but didn't break. The play of West goalkeeper, Abbie Smith keep the Lady Vikings off the board and secured the win for the Lady Wolves. The Lady Vikings will take on Plano West again on Thursday at 5:30pm at Plano West. Both teams should move up in the National Rankings based on their results over the 3 -day showcase. Nolan improves to 16-3-0 going 3-1-0 over the weekend outscoring opponents 12-3.

Champions - Plano West
Runner-Up - Nolan Catholic
3rd Place - Ursuline
4th Place - Flower Mound

Lady Vikings in the Championship

With a 6-1 win over Plano the Lady Vikings advanced to the championship match of the Allison Horn Memorial Showcase at 5pm at Mustang-Panther Stadium tonight. Emily Grider scored 22 and 23 with 2 goals in the match. Makenzie Koch, Maygan Ditucci, Haley Spotts, and Lindsay Murray all had goals in the match.

Ursuline finished 2nd in the bracket with 28 points but Nolan, 28 points as well, advanced by way of goal-differential with a +10 to Ursuline's +8.

The Lady Vikings will play the winner of the Plano West vs Colleyville Heritage match which is still in progress. Ursuline will play in the 3rd place game at Colleyville Heritage.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Vikings Advance in Allison Horn Memorial Showcase

The Lady Vikings get 2 early goals from Kathleen Keoughan and Maygan Ditucci. Keoughan's goal was the first of her career. Makenzie Koch added a late penalty which sealed the 3-0 victory for Nolan over Rockwall.

With the win, Nolan maxed out on points with 10 for the evening which adds to the 9 they got with their 3-1 win over Mansfield the night before for a total of 19. Ursuline leads the group with 20 with their 3-0 win over Plano and 4-0 win over Mansfield.

Ursuline takes on Rockwall at 9am in the morning which will give Nolan an idea of what they have to do against Plano at 1pm. Ursuline and Nolan are used to finishing 1st and 2nd; the results tomorrow will determine which one will go through to the championship of the Allison Horn Memorial Showcase.

Friday's Results...
Ursuline vs Mansfield 4-0
Coppell vs Plano West 0-0
Flower Mound Marcus vs Plano 0-0
Flower Mound vs Houston St. Agnes 1-0
Arlington Martin vs Colleyville Heritage 1-1
Rockwall vs Nolan 0-3

Saturday's Schedule...
Rockwall vs Ursuline 9:00am @ CH
Houston St. Agnes vs Coppell 9:00am @ MP
Flower Mound Marcus vs Mansfield 11:00am @ MP
Flower Mound vs Arlington Martin 11:00am @ CH
Nolan Catholic vs Plano 1:00pm @ MP
Plano West vs Colleyville Heritage 1:00pm @ CH
3rd Place Match 5:00pm @ CH
Championship 5:00pm @ MP

LVS Awakens in 2nd Half

The Lady Vikings go down a goal in the first half in the opener against Mansfield, in the Allison Horn Memorial Showcase. Mansfield's, Haley Maurice scored in the 22nd minute to put the Tigers on the board and it took a fierce 2nd half effort for the Lady Vikings to remain unbeaten in 7 games. Goals were scored by Haley Spotts, Makenzie Koch, and Emily Baker. The Lady Vikings improve to 14-2-0 and get 9 points out of the first game in the showcase. The Lady Vikings take on Rockwall on Friday night at 8pm at Colleyville Heritage.

Thursday Results...
4pm Plano v Ursuline 0-3
4pm Colleyville Heritage v St. Agnes 3-0
6pm Marcus v Rockwall 0-0
6pm Plano West v Flower Mound 2-1
8pm Nolan vs Mansfield 3-1
8pm Martin v Coppell 2-0

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Allison Horn Memorial Showcase Starts Today

The Allison Horn Memorial Showcase kicks off today at 4pm at Mustang-Panther Stadium and Colleyville Heritage. The showcase is hosted by Colleyville Heritage.

Pool A
Nolan Catholic High School
Plano High School
Marcus High School
Rockwall High School
Ursuline High School
Mansfield High School

Pool B
Plano West High School
Colleyville Heritage High School
Martin High School
Coppell High School
St Agnes High School
Flower Mound High School

Thursday Schedule
4pm Plano v Ursuline @ MP
4pm Colleyville Heritage v St. Agnes @ CH
6pm Marcus v Rockwall @ MP
6pm Plano West v Flower Mound @ CH
8pm Nolan vs Mansfield @ MP
8pm Martin v Coppell @ CH

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Grider and K. Koch Combine for Goals

Emily Grider leads the way with her 2nd hat trick of the year, plus 1. Katlynn Koch had 3 assists to 3 of Grider's 4 goals. The Lady Vikings defeat Plano Prestonwood 4-0 and move to 13-2-0. Bishop Dunne, who was defeated by TCA tonight 9-1, is the only team left to play the Lady Vikings in district play.

The Lady Vikings have clinched district runner-up and will host a first round playoof game Saturday, February 6th at Doskocil Stadium.

Up next for the Lady Vikings is the Allison Horn Memorial Showcase hosted by Colleyville Heritage. Matches begin on Thursday and the Lady Vikings will take on Mansfield at 8pm on Thursday at Mustang-Panther Stadium.

District Season Coming to a Close

The 12-2-0 Lady Vikings travel to Plano Prestonwood on Tuesday for their second to last district match. Back on November 16, Nolan defeated Prestonwood 2-0 on goals by Makenzie Koch and Emily Grider. The final district game of the season will be at Bishop Dunne on Friday, January 29th at Dunne.

The Lady Vikings will compete in the Allison Horn Memorial Showcase starting on Thursday against Mansfield at Mustang-Panther Stadium. Kick-Off is set for 8pm.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Women's Soccer Spends Time Together Over Weekend

The Lady Vikings Women's Soccer Team competed in a Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday and then spent the rest of the weekend together. For more information on the Clays Tournament visit

The players gathered for dinner and a movie on Saturday night and then attended Mass in the morning at Good Shepard in Colleyville. They also spent time selling raffle tickets to the Nolan Catholic Mardi Gras after Mass and will do so again on January 31st.

Following mass the players went shopping to make lunch for each other while they watched the Dallas Cowboy's game at Emily Baker's house.

The Lady Vikings were scheduled to play in the St. Stephen's Invitational in Austin over the weekend but due to the weather in the South, the fields were unplayable.

Next up for Nolan is Tuesday night at Plano Prestonwood at 6:30pm. The team has clinched TAPPS 1-5A Runner-Up and a first round home playoff game on Saturday, February 6th.

Building Community the Nolan Catholic Way

29th Annual NCHS Mardi Gras: Western Style

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2010
5:30 p.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Check-in Begins
7:00 p.m. Dinner is Served

WHERE: Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
1700 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

WHAT: Community. It’s a frequently used word. In Latin, it means fellowship. Say “community” and images of neighborhoods, church, and family come to mind. Say “community” at Nolan Catholic and speak to the very essence of the school.

For almost 50 years, Nolan Catholic High School has served as a key source for secondary education and faith formation in the Fort Worth Diocese. Underlying this mission of education and faith is building community. Whether through service, athletics, or fine arts and music, thousands of young adults and their families have built and continue to experience the Nolan Catholic community.

Our community is built around touchstone events, including homecoming, graduation, and as we celebrate every spring, Mardi Gras. This year marks the 29th anniversary of one of our most important fellowship events and it’s going to prove to be a special night. We have the honor of being your Chairs for the 2010 Mardi Gras Western Style Dinner, Dance and Auction on February 13, 2010. Here are five great reasons you’ll want to attend:

1. Great Place: The event will be held at the newly renovated Sheraton in Downtown Fort Worth 2. Great Fellowship: Join 400 friends and family of the NCHS community for a great seated dinner and live music.
3. Valentine’s Day: Celebrate with your spouse or special someone. Special packages are available.
4. Great Prizes: Have a chance to bid on sports packages, memorabilia, trips, special dinners, graduation seating, tuition raffle, and other prizes.
5. Vital Support: Be a part of NCHS’s largest fund raiser, which supports education,
extracurricular programs, and financial aid for our community.

Like all community efforts, events like these don’t happen without broad support. If you only have an hour to spare, we could use your help. Please consider volunteering your time to make this year’s event special. And regardless of the time or treasure you’re willing to contribute, please mark your calendars for February 13 and plan to attend.

We’ll see you there!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

LVS Sets Tone Early Against TCA

The Lady Vikings continue an impressive streak of games with another 5 goal match but this time in district play. With the 5-1 win over TCA on Tuesday night, the Lady Vikings clinch district runner-up and secure a first round home playoff match on Feb. 6th and if they win that match, the Regional Championship will again go through Doskocil Stadium the following weekend.

Emily Grider scores number 17 on the campaign while Annie Smithey scores 2 on the night. Grider continues her impressive streak scoring in 10 of the 14 games, adding 4 game-winners so far this year. She scored 15 goals and 13 assists last year for 43 points.

Maygan Ditucci and Haley Spotts each add 1 a piece. Ditucci and Spotts combined to create numerous opportunities for the Lady Vikings and single handily controlled the game the entire match.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

9 Goals in 2 Showcase Games

The Lady Vikings only get 2 games in the prestigious Red Bull Nolan Showcase but make the best of them. With a 4 goal production against William Taft from Los Angeles on Friday, they added 1 more to that and put up 5 against Odessa. Emily Grider scored 2 more goals to add to her 2 the previous day. Elizabeth Cottrell scored another goal along with Maygan Ditucci. Goalkeeper, McKenzie Sauerwein scored her first goal of her high school career as she played in the field; Paige Harris and Alissa Reed combined for the shutout.

Friday, January 8, 2010

LVS Score Big in First Game of Showcase

Nolan had their first game of the showcase cancelled yesterday while most of the teams including todays opponent had 1 under their belt. Nolan's Emily Grider didn't waste any time scoring the first goal. Grider actually scored in the first 3 minutes and the last 3 minutes for her 2 goals on the day. Makenzie Koch and Elizabeth Cottrell also scored 1 a piece. Cotrell got her first game-winner of the year. With the win, the Lady Vikings moved to 10-2-0. Odessa is the Lady Vikings next opponent.




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Red Bull Nolan Showcase Kicked-Off Today

The morning matches were cancelled and that meant the Lady Vikings from Nolan and the Lady Dragons from Southlake didnt get to kick-off the event like they have the past 2 years. The winter weather iced over streets in the morning forcing the showcase to begin at 10am.

Nolan will take on William Taft from Los Angeles, CA at 10:30am Friday, January 8th. William Taft lost their first match today to Plano East 2-1.

Thursday Scores...
10am - Martin vs Murrieta 2-2
11am - Coppell vs Tyler Lee 3-1
12pm - Boyd vs Grapevine 2-0
1pm - Murrieta vs Plano West 0-1
2pm - Lynch vs Martin 1-3
3pm - L. Highlands vs Aquinas 1-0
4pm - St. Stephen's vs Ursuline 1-0
5pm - Clear Lake vs Amarillo 2-0
6pm - Plano East vs Taft 2-1
7pm - Pearce vs Klein Oak 1-0
8pm - Plano vs Odessa 3-2
9pm - Antonian vs SA Central 1-2

Friday's Schedule...
@ TCUs Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium
*Team listed first will be HOME and will wear WHITE
1:00pm - Murrieta/Plano East
2:30pm - Clear Lake/Plano West
TBA - Lynch/Plano (11:30am or 4:00pm)

@ TCU Indoor
* Team listed first will be HOME and will wear WHITE
7:30am Ursuline/Coppell
9:00am Aquinas/Murrieta
10:30am Taft/Nolan
12:00pm Midland/Heritage
1:30pm Klein Oak/Odessa
3:00pm JJ Pearce/Boyd
4:30pm SA Central/Tyler Lee
6:00pm Carroll/Hockaday
7:30pm Amarillo/Antonian
9:00pm St. Stephen’s/Clear Lake

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday Game Cancelled

The game for this morning has been cancelled but we may play later on tonight - we will keep you posted.