Saturday, December 25, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS from LVS; Video Christmas Card

From all of us at LVS, we would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday. Please check back on Christmas Day for a Video Christmas Card from LVS.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Goals Come at Right Time

The Lady Vikings enter the Christmas Break with 3 straight wins and 15 goals.

Are the Lady Vikings back on track?

After a slow start to the season the Lady Vikings have averaged 3 goals a game and only given up goals to Ursuline over the past 5 games. Megan Billingsley and Kayleen Negron have scored 3 goals each in those 5 games, Haley Spotts gets her first, and defender, Sarah Chandlee scores 2 goals on her first 2 shots of the season.

Goalkeeper, Paige Harris and sophomore, Ashley Fischer are finally back healthy and Nolan still awaits the return of senior forward, Annie Smithey who has been out the entire season.

With two matches left in district play, the Lady Vikings are more concerned with peaking at the right time. The Lady Vikings have clinched a playoff berth and look forward to public school competition in January and February to prepare them for the post-season which begins in February.

Lady Vikings head coach, Jay Fitzgerald, has enjoyed the journey to this point which is surprising due to a program high 5 district losses. "I love this group, we have taken our knocks but we keep getting back up, " Fitzgerald commented, "Our players know what is expected of them and they will respond....there is a lot of soccer to be played and I trust each and every one of these young ladies to get the job done."

The Lady Vikings will be back in action on January 4th as they travel to John Paul.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lady Vikes Turn Corner

The Lady Vikings start to turn the corner after a dismal 3-4-0 start during the first half of the season.

After the Thanksgiving Break, Nolan is 1-1-1, with a victory coming on Monday night after a very impressive performance. The Lady Vikings travelled to Bishop Lynch and outshot the Lady Friars 22-4 but it wasn't until the 80th minute that junior, Gaby Larson scored the game-winner for Nolan Catholic, her second of the season.

It was a much deserved result for the Vikings as they put together a very consistent performance putting constant pressure on Lynch the entire match. Haley Spotts led the way with 5 shots on goal. Paige Harris picked up her 3rd shut-out of the season.

"Our group deserved this win tonight - a clean slate on the road is always a positive and it doesn't matter who it is against," comments Lady Vikings head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

Perseverance helped Nolan Catholic get this win.

They kept the ball well and finally broke down a Lady Friar team that sat all 11 players behind the ball in the final 15 minutes of play.

The Lady Vikings go on the road again on Thursday to take on Plano Prestonwood before the return home on Friday taking on Bishop Dunne at Doskocil Stadium in their final match of 2010.