Friday, December 14, 2012
The Lady Vikings improve to 7-2-0 overall with good momentum going into 2013. All but 3 players have scored at least a point during the first 9 games of the season.
This is a deep but young team which has shown impressive growth since November.
The new 2013 semester brings one of the most competitive schedules in the country for TEAM LVS. Aside from the remaining 5 district games, the Lady Vikings host the National Elite Prep Showcase, starting off their own tournament against the #1 team in the nation, Plano West. The following weekend in the Allison Horn Colleyville Heritage Showcase, they face 2 nationally ranked teams in Grapevine and Carroll. Other notable opponents left to play are UIL 4A State Champion and Runner-Up, Highland Park and Byron Nelson, as well as, Coppell, Hockaday, and WF Rider.
The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Alumni Game will be Saturday, January 5th at 11:00am at Doskocil Stadium.
Happy Holidays from TEAM LVS.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
That "something" stemmed from the energy coming from the crowd. It is dead week and what a better way to take a study break then coming out to watch one of the greatest high school soccer rivalries in the country - Nolan vs Ursuline.
"We couldn't let this crowd down", commented head coach Jay Fitzgerald, "They kept us in the game and they never gave up."
The variety in the stands was impressive - friends, family, alumni, NORSEMEN, the Band, and even some of the boys soccer players showed up as they returned from the TCA win tonight.
After going down 2-0, the Lady Vikings scored 3 unanswered goals to win at home. Fitzgerald went on to say, "We found that extra dimension that was have been looking for all year." Junior, Emma Chandlee got the Lady Vikings on the board to cut the Ursuline lead in half off a corner from Sarah Brown and the just 5 minutes later Chandlee struck again off a perfectly centered cross from Gabbie Puente.
The game was even and the crowd was loud.
The Lady Bears turned up the pressure and the Lady Vikings responded getting to the end of regulation and a much needed break. That 5 minute break before Sudden Death overtime was what the Lady Vikings needed to get their heads back on straight and regroup.
Overtime again, just like game one between the two teams at UTD back in November which saw Ursuline coming back from 2-0 down and taking the game in overtime.
"Now it is our turn", Fitzgerald told his team before overtime, "We are at HOME, don't let this crowd down."
Just 2 minutes and 56 seconds into the first overtime period, the Lady Vikings won it.
Sophomore, Jordan Gamboa spun the center back, raced into the corner of the box and sent a well timed ball across to Brown who netted her 3rd goal of the year. With that win the Lady Vikings improve to 6-2-0.
The JV match before hand was just as dramatic as the Vikings went down 1-0. Well into the second half, it seemed like the Lady Vikings would never even the game and like that, a pair of Katherine Paul goals put Nolan ahead until the Lady Bears evened the match with about two to play and that is how it ended, 2-2. Game one in November ended the same way but neither team was able to get on the board and that game ended 0-0.
TEAM LVS varsity continues their 3 game home string as they host Bishop Dunne tomorrow night at 6pm at Doskocil Stadium.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Ashley Fischer and Gabby Parra scored a pair of goals to put the game away with about 20 and 18 minutes to go in the second half.
The Lady Vikings will host Ursuline on Thursday night with the JV getting things started at 6:00pm and the varsity following at 7:30pm. Both games will be played at Doskocil Stadium.
Bishop Dunne comes to Fort Worth on Friday night at 6:00pm.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ursuline will come to Fort Worth on Thursday night for 2 matches at 6:00pm and 7:30pm and then TEAM LVS rounds out 2012 on Friday as they host the Lady Falcons of Bishop Dunne at 6:00pm.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
The varsity will take on Liberty Christian tonight in the 2nd of a 3 game road string. The kick-off is at 6pm.
On Friday, the JV and Varsity teams travel to John Paul II, kicking off at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The JV team had little problem with Bishop Lynch as they scored 4 goals in the first 20 minutes of play and held that led the rest of the night. Lynch did narrow the score in the final 5 minutes but it was not enough as the Lady Vikes won 4-1 and improve to 2-0-1 on the season.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|Alex Rios (LVS '11)|
McCabe and Rios were stand-out varsity starters for the Lady Vikings during their time at Nolan Catholic both earning 1st Team All-District and All-State Honors throughout their high school career.
They both continued their soccer careers in college at NCAA Division 1 schools. McCabe played at the University of Texas - San Antonio from 2007-2009 and is now working full time for a beverage distributing company and Rios is a sophomore at Northwestern State University where she has played in 27 matches during her first 2 seasons. Rios was also a member of the Mexican National Team during her junior and senior year of high school.
|Allison McCabe (LVS '07)|
McCabe visited last week and spoke with the players on how Nolan Catholic and the Women's Soccer Program helped her get were she is today. The young LVS Program of 9 freshman and 18 sophomores listened closely to the succesful alum.
Rios visited this week and was a welcome sight to the players, as some of them had to opportunity to play with her during her time here at Nolan Catholic.
The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Alumni Match is scheduled for Saturday, January 5th at 11:00am at Doskocil Stadium on the campus of Nolan Catholic High School. The men will follow at 1:00pm.
The JV got off to a strong start with 2 goals in the first 8 minutes of play with goals by Kat Paul and Omar Rodenbaugh. Paul put the game away in the 2nd half with her second goal on the evening as the JV defeated John Paul 3-0 moving to 1-0-1.
The Varsity followed with an impressive performance of their own. After a heartbreaking loss to Ursuline in overtime, 3-2 last week, the Lady Vikings bounced back last night with a 5-0 win over John Paul.
Kathleen Keoughan got the Lady Vikings on the board first off a header from a Sarah Brown. The lead was increased to 2-0 five minutes later when Gabbie Puente got herself out of the back to the endline and sent a low ball across the box where Emma Chandlee was able to beat the GK to the ball and place it into the near post. The Lady Vikings continued the consistent pressure and took the 2-0 lead into the half. Goalkeeper, Piper Head was solid in goal making a key save to keep the Lady Cardinals off the board.
It took the Lady Vikings a little less than halfway through the 2nd half to put the game away as Gabby Parra and Gwennie Puente combined for the 3rd goal of the evening marking Puente's second goal of the season.
Head was called upon to make her 2nd save of the evening securing the shutout.
As soon as sophomore, newcomer, Jordan Gamboa entered the game, she took her first touch on a ball from Katy Hirschfeld, dribbled past the keeper, and like that, it was 4-0.
Hirschfeld, a sophomore transfer from Frisco, wanted one too as she won a goalkick, took a touch and hammered home the 5th goal of the evening for her first goal as a Lady Viking.
TEAM LVS will be back in action next Monday night as they host Bishop Lynch with the JV kicking off at 6:30pm and the varsity to follow at 8:00pm.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Lady Vikings started off strong and never really let off the pedal, even after going up 2-0 at halftime on goals by Gaby Larson and Gwennie Puente. The assists were by Puente and Erin Hippert.
The Lady Bears evened the score just 12 minutes into the 2nd half before Nolan was able to get their first shot of the half. The Lady Vikings kept steady pressure on the Bears the rest of the match but it wasn't until the 90th minute (last minute of the first overtime period) that the Bears ended the game in sudden death. The season opener last year against the Bears was the same score but ended in regulation.
Ursuline has won the last 22 TAPPS State Titles.
The JV had another dramatic match as they were not broken down by Ursuline but couldn't get on the board either as the score ended 0-0. The Lady Vikings have won back to back JV Post-Season titles against the Lady Bears, last years ending in a scoreless regulation/overtime with TEAM LVS winning the title in a shootout.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The JV kick-off at 6:30pm and the varsity follow at 8:00pm. The Bears are 1-0-0 on the season with a 2-1 win over TCA on Monday. TEAM LVS is playing in their first game of the season.
For Directions and Field Map see the Weekly schedule to the right.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Not only is this the season opener, but district opener as well. The Lady Vikings opened up with Ursuline last year as well and dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the Lady Bears at home.
TEAM LVS is coming off a back to back TAPPS JV Championship with a shoot-out victory over Ursuline last winter while the varsity is looking to get back to the State Championship after winning their 23rd Regional Championship last year, which was their 12th straight.
Friday, November 2, 2012
|LVS Alum, Mallory Baum|
SMU Women's Soccer
Top-seeded Colorado College will face No. 5 seed Tulsa at 4:30 p.m. MDT. The championship title match is set for Sunday, Nov. 4, at 12 p.m. (MST) and will be aired on the CBS Sports Network. Semifinals will be streamed through the C-USA All-Access package. Conference USA's official website, www.ConferenceUSA.com, will provide updates, box scores, recaps and photos and there will also be updates on Conference USA's official Facebook page and Twitter account @ConferenceUSA1.
Baum has had a memorable senior season, and the Conference USA added another honor to Baum's growing list last Wednesday. The Keller, Texas, native was named to the C-USA All-Academic First Team, the league office announced. An electrical engineering major with a 3.61 GPA, was named First Team All-C-USA on Tuesday. The senior's stellar season was also honored earlier in the year with a nomination for the Senior CLASS Award in September. Baum has 10 points (2g, 6a) in 2012, and is tied for seventh in the C-USA in assists. One of Baum's goals was a penalty kick game-winner against UTEP on Sept. 28. Baum's selection marks the third consecutive year that SMU has had a player on the C-USA All-Academic First Team.
|LVS Alum, McKenzie Sauerwein|
University of Missouri Women's Soccer
Sauerwein started 20 of 21 games in net for the Tigers ... Recorded a 12-8-1 record and had six shutouts ... Played all 90 minutes in goal 16 games ... Posted a 1.30 goals against average and an .818 save percentage after recording 112 saves on the season ... Many of her season stats rank in Mizzou's single-season record book, including shutouts (second), saves (third), victories (third) and fewest goals allowed (fifth).
Sophomore Sara Chandlee dodged Hurricane Sandy and helped earn her team a berth into the MAAC Semi-Finals tonight at 7:00pm against Marist in Poughkeepsie, New York.
|LVS Alum, Sara Chandlee|
Iona Women's Soccer
Chandlee, sister of current LVS junior, Emma Chandlee, played in all 15 games for Iona her freshman year, starting 12 of those and this year has played 13 of the 18 matches starting 9 of them.
Get live, on-demand MAAC coverage of tonights game on MAAC.TV or follow on gametracker by CLICKING HERE. With a Iona win tonight, they will take on the winner of #2 Fairfield vs #3 Loyola.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Pictured above are players from the Sting 97 team that compete against each other in the winter with their respected college preparatory high schools.
LVS - Gwennie and Gabbie Puente and Chelsea Surpris
Ursuline - Kate Hadju and Catherine Gasper
Bishop Lynch - Natalie McDonough and Kaycie Tillman
Hockaday - Mimi Asom
McKinney Christian - Julie James
Monday, June 25, 2012
The team arrived on Saturday and played in the round of 16 yesterday against the Surf Soccer Club out of San Diego.
Gwennie Puente had a part in the game winner with 5 minutes to play as she was able to get in behind and lay off a beautiful ball in front of the goal for one of her teammates to secure the 3-2 win.
Please follow us on twitter for more updates throughout the week on their quest for a 2nd National Championship @nolansoccer
Friday, May 4, 2012
400 Relay... Gwennie Puente
800 Relay & 1600 Relay... Gwennie and Gabbie Puente
400, 800, and Mile Relay... Elizabeth Havenhill
Good Luck Lady Vikes!!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
IDing the top 11 from the Dallas ECNL PDP event
March 14th, 2012
By Chris Ackels
The ECNL/id2 Player Development Program is designed to identify top players in each region and gather those players for a weekend training and developmental camp. Throughout the spring, the ECNL and US Club Soccer are sponsoring 10 ECNL/id2 Player Development Program weekends across the country, inviting players from nearby clubs.
Players from all eight clubs in the ECNL Texas Conference took part last weekend’s PDP event at the FC Dallas complex in Frisco, Texas.
ESPNHS spoke with a few of the coaches who helped make it all happen after the event to find 11 players who stood out this weekend. Players are listed with club and high school.
Katie Gernsbacher, Lonestar, McCallum (Austin, Texas)
Coaches say: “Katie was one of the most versatile players we worked with this weekend. She’s really active, and seemed to always be around the ball. Attacking, defending, and communicating, she’s a great midfielder.”
Class of 2013
Lindsey Meyer, Dallas Texans, Coppell (Coppell, Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s tall, and she’s just a ball winner. She controls everything in the middle. She has great presence in the midfield, and she can really be dangerous on the dribble.”
Class of 2012 – Signed with Texas
Ashley York, D’Feeters, MacArthur (Irving, Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s a very dynamic player in the central midfield, always buzzing around. She really stood out as a top midfielder this weekend.”
Class of 2013 – Verbally committed to Baylor
Katie Uhler, Lonestar, St. Mary’s Hall (San Antonio, Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s a very strong player, and not afraid to play physically. She defended well, and turned out to be very active on the pitch.”
Class of 2014
Joanna Robertson, Challenge, Collins (Klein, Texas)
Coaches say: “She played a bit of midfield and forward, and really has the ability to do both very well. She showed herself to be a very versatile player.”
Class of 2013 – Verbally committed to Oklahoma State
Alli Murphy, D’Feeters, Plano (Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s technically a very solid attacking midfielder, but basically plays like a forward. Just solid all the way around.”
Class of 2012 – Signed with Texas Tech
Emily Bates, Dallas Texans, Melissa (Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s probably the best all around attacking player in the area. She plays all facets of the game well.”
Class of 2015
Alexis Urch, Lonestar, Round Rock (Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s really everything you want in a center back. She can shut down to most dynamic kids, and does a great job cleaning up everything in the area.”
Class of 2014
Meagan McCullough, Dallas Sting, Rowlett (Texas)
Coaches say: “When Meagan is on the pitch, she’s probably the most dangerous and dynamic player coming out of the back. She’s a defender who really helps your offense and midfield out.”
Class of 2013 – Committed to Texas Tech
Chelsea Surpris, Dallas Sting, Nolan Catholic (Fort Worth, Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s a freshman, but she didn’t look like it this weekend. She played right back, did a really solid job of shutting down some very dynamic players, and also did a great job of getting forward at the right times.”
Class of 2015
Gabby Deleon, Dallas Sting, Rowlett (Texas)
Coaches say: “She’s a big time ball winner and she shuts down everything back there. She’s also a great passer out of the back, and rarely ever gives up the ball.”
Class of 2014
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The only team that is published at this time is the TAPPS Final Four All-Tournament Team (Click Here for the full team All-Tournament selections).
TAPPS 1-5A All-District Team Selections
LVS First Team Forward
LVS Second Team Forward
LVS First Team Midfielder
LVS Honorable Mention Midfielder
LVS Second Team Defenders
LVS Second Team Goalkeeper
TAPPS All-State Selections
LVS First Team Forward
LVS First Team Midfielder
TAPPS Final Four All-Tournament Selections
Gwennie Puente & Chelsea Surpris
Check back for links to full teams or check on the TAPPS website at http://www.tapps.net/ under winter soccer.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Soccer is a cruel game and probably the only game where a team can own the majority of the game and come away with a loss. The Lady Vikings outshot the Tigers 11-3 where the only 3 tiger chances came off of set plays, 2 of which found the back of the net.
At 13-8-7, Nolan Catholic had three opportunities to score in the final 8 1/2 minutes, off two free kicks and one corner kick all well within goal range, but were denied each time.
The closest came with 8:20 remaining when freshman, Chelsea Surpris' free kick from 24 yards out ricocheted off the top cross bar and followed up by 2 rebound shots, one hitting a Nolan player and one was picked off by the St. Agnes goalkeeper.
"We had chances to win, but you have to execute, period," Vikings coach Todd Fitzgerald said. "We just couldn't finish it."
Ashley Ficsher used Gabbie Puente's outside cross to put Nolan ahead 1-0 early in the second half. St. Agnes answered with 10:30 remaining in the game when Allison Carter tapped in the equalizer off a corner kick.
Most of the contest was played in a constant miserable drizzle, and overtime was delayed nearly an hour due to lightning in the area.
The future looks extremely bright for the lady Vikings as they only lose 4 seniors and return 16.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer prides itself each year on playing one of the toughest schedules in the country. They already play Ursuline twice in district play and then kick off the New Year by hosting the best high school girls soccer showcase in the country with teams spanning from the West Coast to the East Coast.
Pressure is important to the success of the program and with 10 underclassman on the roster this season, that is what they have been faced with. Those youngsters account for over 50% of the Lady Vikings scoring this season. This would not be possible without the experience that the upperclassman have been through.
In the post-season, that is what matters... Experience. Have you been there? Well for 3 players on the team, the Final Four is a familiar place. Senior, captain Megan Billingsley has played in 3 while fellow seniors, Lindsay Murray and Allaire Langdon have both participated in State Championships. Murray scored the last goal for the Lady Vikings in the State Championship, just 3 minutes into the match against Ursuline last year.
The Lady Vikings start the weekend tomorrow morning at 11:30am at the University of Incarnate Word vs St. Agnes, whom Nolan defeated last season in the Regional Championship by a score of 1-0.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Lady Vikings win 12th straight Regional Championship, their 23rd overall. Gwennie Puente scores her 18th just into the 2nd half to put Nolan on the board. Kathleen Keoghan played a ball out of the back and Emma Chandlee collected the ball at midfield who slipped a nice ball over the top to Puente for the first goal.
Chelsea Surpris drove a free kick just inside the near post for her 3rd of the year which turned out to be the game-winner. The Lady Vikings gave one up in the 73rd minute but not before senior, captain Megan Billingsley put the Lady Vikings up by 3 off a corner from Surpris.
Tonights game saw the Lady Vikings outshoot Antonian 22-2 with a 8-0 edge in corner kicks. Now at 13-7-7 on the year, the Lady Vikings look to advance to their 12th straight State Championship match.
The Lady Vikings will head to the Final Four next Thursday in San Antonio. The 1st semi-final will be played at 9am (Ursuline vs Bishop Lynch) and the 2nd semi-final will match up the Lady Vikings against St. Agnes. The Lady Tigers defeated John Paul in a shootout 3-1.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Regional Match between Nolan Catholic and San Antonio Antonian will be played this Friday at 5pm at Hendrickson High School Stadium in Pflugerville, TX.
The address is...
2905 FM 685
Pflugerville, TX 78660
CLICK HERE for Stadium Information and Directions
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Junior, Maggie Kleiser got the scoring started with her 30 yard blast in the 16th minute. Kleiser scored a similar goal the week before on the road against St. Stephen's.
The match started out a bit slow with both teams trying to settle in and get a rhythm but the Kleiser goal ste the tone and in minute 24 and 36 on a pair of goals from freshman, Gwennie Puente.
Outshooting the Lady Panthers 24-2, the Lady Vikings continued to put on the pressure but the St. Pius X, goalkeeper came up with some impressive saves.
Senior, Lindsay Murray had 6 shots on goal herself and was finally able to put in her 7th goal of the year in the 75th minute.
The Lady Vikings earned a first round playoff game and were happy to get to play one last match at home before going on the road this Friday against San Antonio Antonian. Details TBA. The winner will then move on to the State Final Four which is being held in San Antonio for the 3rd straight year.
With the win, the Lady Vikings improve to 12-7-7 overall.
TAPPS Women's Soccer Playoffs
Saturday, February 4th
11:00am at Doskocil Stadium
Final Score: Nolan defeats St. Pius X 4-0
Nolan Goals (Assists):
Maggie Kleiser (Gwennie Puente)
Gwennie Puente (PK)
Gwennie Puente (Kathleen Keoughan)
Lindsay Murray (Emma Chandlee)
St. Pius X Goals (Assists)
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Lady Vikings were not as fortunate last year when they had to go on the road during their entire playoff run, NOT THIS YEAR. They have done what they needed to do to host the first round in front of their fans.
The 11-7-7 Lady Vikings are young, experienced, and confident. Those are the ingredients needed to make another run at a State Championship. The Final Four is set in San Antonio again. Regionals will be at a neutral site.
Come out and support your Lady Vikes!!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Lady Vikings spent the first 8 weeks of the season ranked in the Top 30 in the country, as high as #19, in the ESPNHS National Poll.
After going 2-1-1 in the nations top high school showcase, the National Elite Prep Showcase, they hit a bump in the road against the nations #2 team, Marcus. They then, were one game away from advancing to back to back Allison Horn Memorial Showcase Championship games before being upended by Keller.
After 2 consecutive showcase weekends, the Lady Vikings traveled down to Austin to face St. Stephen's which ended in a draw. That trip was all the Lady Vikings needed to realize they are playing their best soccer of the season.
On senior night, this past Tuesday night, they fell behind to 4A public school powerhouse, Highland Park, before storming back in the 2nd half on a Emma Chandlee equalizer.
Highland Park is currently undefeated. After they evened the score, the Lady Vikings had several chances to go ahead but eventually ran out of time and had to settle for another draw, their 7th draw of the season.
"We pride ourselves on playing the nations most competitive schedule year in and year out," said Nolan Catholic head coach, Todd Fitzgerald. He added, "We want our young ladies to feel the pressure on a regular basis, because now a days, that is life and it is extremely important that our players leave this program with the necessary skills on and off the field to make intelligent decisions as they move on to the next stage of their lives."
The education of life through soccer is what Lady Vikings Soccer is all about.
The Lady Vikings finish the regular season with an overall record of 11-7-7 which has put them in a position to host Houston St. Pius X in the Area Round of the TAPPS Women's Soccer Division 1 Playoffs.
Now, records are all at 0-0-0 and the Lady Vikings will look to improve on their consecutive streak of 12 straight State Championship appearances. Saturday kick-off is set for 11:00am at Nolan Catholics Doskocil Stadium.
Come out and support your Lady Vikings.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Lady Vikings played one last regular season match before the playoffs begin on Saturday. Undefeated 4A powerhouse, Highland Park came to town and the Lady Vikings were up to the test. The match was back and forth with the Lady Vikings putting a lot of pressure on the Lady Scots back line and then the momentum started to change and Highland Park got on the board and took the lead just before halftime.
Melissa Brodnicki, Megan Billingsley, Allaire Langdon, and Lindsay Murray were all honored at halftime. In their 4 years of commitment to Lady Vikings Soccer, the program has won 75 matches and have outscored opponents 273-109. Their service to the program is truly appreciated.
Just after halftime, the Lady Vikings took some time to get the rhythm back in the match but as the match went on, the Lady Vikings set the necessary tone to even the game on a goal by Emma Chandlee. The goal will be a candidate for Goal of the Year.
The ball was picked up at midfield by Gwennie Puente and she took it about 40 yards while Chandlee made an overlapping run out of the midfield and just as she got herself through the Highland Park backline, Puente slipped a ball through into her stride and the rest in history.
Moments later the Lady Vikings had 3 quality chances to score the go ahead goal and earned their 7th draw of the season.
The Lady Vikings are currently at 11-7-7 and open the playoffs as they play host to Houston St. Pius X at Doskocil Stadium on Saturday, February 4th at 11am. The men will follow as they drew Houston Christian in the first round.
Monday, January 30, 2012
It will be senior night and the Lady Vikings will honor 4 seniors for their commitment and dedication to the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program.
Congrats to Megan Billingsley, Melissa Brodnicki, Allaire Langdon, and Lindsay Murray.
The JV squad will play in there final home match of the season against Highland Park on Tuesday at 5:30pm at Doskocil Stadium. Go Lady Vikes!!
Congratulations to Coach Goodman and the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
As the match went on Nolan got better, as the match turned physical, Nolan stayed composed and establish a consistent rhythm which created plenty of space for Fischer and Punete up top. Senior, Lindsay Murray set the tone as soon as she came on the field in the second half and had the assist on the equalizer.
Kathleen Keoghnan also made an impact as she was slotted in the middle of the park to balance and link things up.
Freshman, goalkeeper Piper Head had a solid 2nd half to keep the Lady Bobcats off the board.
The Lady Vikings head to Austin tomorrow to play a friendly event at St. Stephen's.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The playoff preparation begins.
The Lady Vikings currently sit at #2 in the district and have spent the last 8 weeks in the ESPN Top 30 National Poll. This is the longest consecutive stretch in the National Polls for Nolan Catholic since the National Polls began in 1998 and they have been as high at #3 and been in the Top 10 on 6 different occasions.
With an 11-6-4 overall mark, the Lady Vikings look to continue their winning tradition into the playoffs beginning the first week in February.
This year they travel down a different path and they have done so with 8 underclassmen. The Lady Vikes had to go on the road during the entire post-season as they finished 4th in the district last season after finishing no lower than 2nd at any time in the history of the program.
From front to back these underclassmen are making a difference starting with Gwennie Puente up top with Emma Chandlee, Sarah Brown, Chelsea Surpris, and Rebecca Traynor in the midfield and Gabbie Puente and last years, Nolan Catholic Athlete of the Year and TAPPS 1-5A Newcomer of the Year, Elizabeth Havenhill in the back and in goal for the Lady Vikings is Piper Head.
This core of young players have a wealth of experience playing for some of the best clubs in the country and have put Nolan Catholic back on the map gaining local, regional, and national respect.
Since 1983, this program is just shy of 500 wins, averaging more than 16 wins a year. They look to advance to their 12th straight State Championship match and capture their 12th straight Regional Championship.
Upcoming for the Lady Vikes is Byron Nelson on Wednesday, St. Stephen's on Friday rounding out the season at home hosting Highland Park which is Senior Night honoring 4 seniors: Lindsay Murray, Melissa Brodnicki, Allaire Langdon, and Megan Billingsley.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Lady Vikings look to continue that success here at the event tonight against Martin at 8pm at Colleyville Heritage.
Friday's match is against L.D. Bell is at 8pm at Mustang-Panther Stadium and then Saturday at 11am vs Keller at Mustang-Panther as well.
The Championship Match will be at 5pm on Saturday at Mustang-Panther.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
On Thursday the Lady Vikings drew to #19 Kindwood 1-1 and then rebounded on Friday with a 3-1 win over last years UIL 5A State Semi-Finalist Clear Lake from Houston. Then on Saturday Nolan Catholic took on Southern California's Murrieta Valley in route to a 2-0 shutout.
The Lady Vikings will take to the road on Tuesday as they travel to Marcus for a 6pm JV match followed by a 7:30pm Varsity kick-off.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Lady Vikings, Gaby Larson put the team on the board in the 17th minute in a match that saw a tale of 2 halves. Larson took a clearance and hit it first time from about 25 yards out but the Lady Vikings gave up the equalizer later in the 2nd half and that is the way it ended.
The draw marked the 4th on the season. Nolan will look to get into double digits in the win column this weekend as they sit at 8-3-4 on the season. They play host to Clear Lake tomorrow at 10am and then travel to TCU for the first of the evening feature matches, the second between #9 Carroll and Rosary starting at 8pm.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Coming off a scrimmage win against Paschal last night. The Lady Vikings take to the field again this morning in the 8th Annual Lady Vikings Alumni Game. Nolan Catholic is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary and since 1983 the Lady Vikings Women's Soccer Team has won 485 games for an average of more than 17 wins per season.
Very exciting times continue for the program that was built on commitment, dedication, and resilience. Lady Viking Alumni as far back as the Class of 1988 joined the party this morning and helped the Alumni put up 3 goals against the current Lady Vikings.
The program has gained local, regional, and national respect throughout the years. As the top local high school girls soccer team in the City of Fort Worth, they also sit at #31 in the country in the ESPNHS National Poll and have been nationally ranked each year since they stormed on the national scene in 1999 as high as #3 in the Nation.
Thanks to everyone who made it out today and we are grateful for the support and hard work you have put into this program. Thanks for helping us continue the Winning Tradition here at Nolan Catholic.
SAVE THE DATE in 2013..... Saturday, January 5th at 11:00am at Doskocil Stadium
Monday, January 2, 2012
Nolan will host Paschal High School on Friday at 6:00pm and 7:30pm at TCU's Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in preparation for the Nation Elite Prep Showcase which begins on January 12th.
The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program will hold its Annual Alumni Game this Saturday at 11:00am.