Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LVS Hits the Road Today; Tough Loss at Home on Monday Night

LVS looks to get back to their winning ways at Prestonwood Christian tonight for a 6pm varsity kick-off.  The Lady Vikings dropped to 1-2-0 last night in district play as Lynch stole a 1-0 victory from them on a Jamie Jeffery goal in the 60th minute.  Katy Hirschfeld and Gwennie Puente each had quality chances to equalize but the Lynch GK, Erin Scott denied both chances.  The Lady Vikings will play Lynch again on January 7th in Dallas.

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

TEAM LVS Hosts Bishop Lynch on Monday Night

TEAM LVS continues district play as they play host to the Lady Friars of Bishop Lynch at 6:30pm for the JV and 8:00pm for the varsity.   Last weeks action saw the Lady Vikings defeat John Paul II 5-0 as the Lady Friars also defeated the Lady Cardinals, but, by a score of 3-0.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


TEAM LVS is thankful for all the wonderful support of the program from past players, alumni, and fans.  The Lady Vikings wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

McCabe and Rios Come to Visit TEAM LVS

Alex Rios (LVS '11)
Lady Vikings Alumni, Allison McCabe ('07) and Alex Rios ('11) came by to visit TEAM LVS. 

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 and Rios were big parts of the program, helping the program to 6 State Championship appearances, big wins over Ursuline, Southlake Carroll, California High, Cal South La Sal, Colleyville Heritage, and a tie to the #1 team in the country, St. Thomas Aquinas from Florida.  They also helped the Lady Vikings gain national respect as they were ranked as high as #8 in the country by ESPNHS.

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.

TEAM LVS Rolls in Home Opener

The Lady Vikings JV and Varsity teams combined for 8 total goals on Monday night with goals scored by 7 different players. 

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

Home Opener on Monday Night

TEAM LVS takes on John Paul II on Monday night at Doskocil Stadium on the campus of Nolan Catholic High School.  Both teams look for their first win on the season as they both sit at 0-1-0.  The JV kicks off at 6:30pm and the varsity follows at 8:00pm.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

TEAM LVS Falls Short to Ursuline in District Opener

The Lady Vikings missed out on an opportunity to play the Lady Bears at the State Final Final Four last winter but got that opportunity last Wednesday night dropping a heartbreaker in overtime 3-2.

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

Lady Vikings Travel to Dallas Tonight to Take on Bears

The Lady Vikings will open the season tonight against Ursuline at the University of Texas at Dallas.  The matches will take place on field 31 which is the stadium field next to the concession stand. 

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

Season Opener Just Days Away

TEAM LVS will head on the road next Wednesday to take on cross-town rival, Ursuline at the University of Texas at Dallas.  The games are set for 6:30pm and 8:00pm for the JV and Varsity teams. 

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

3 LVS Alums in Conference Semi-Finals Tonight

LVS Alum, Mallory Baum
SMU Women's Soccer
SMU Mustangs Senior, Mallory Baum will look to lead her team into the C-USA Championship Match with a victory tonight against #20 UCF at 7:00pm at University Field in El Paso.  They advanced to tonight's match with a 3-1 victory over C-USA #2 seed Rice on Wednesday.

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
Redshirt Freshman, goalkeeper, McKenzie Sauerwein, will make another TV appearance tonight as she lead her Missouri Tigers into tonights SEC Women's Soccer Semi-Final with a 2-1 win over Kentucky.  The match will begin at 7:00pm and will be broadcast on ESPN3. 

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
The Iona College women’s soccer had a reason to celebrate on Sunday afternoon after getting a pair of second half goals to defeat Saint Peter’s, 2-0, and clinch a spot in the 2012 MAAC Championship.   At the conclusion of the game, the Gaels (7-8-3, 5-3-1 MAAC) sat patiently in the brisk climate awaiting the outcome of the Marist/Rider contest, a game that saw the Red Foxes eliminate the Broncs, 1-0, allowing the Gaels a spot in tonight's tournament, which is being hosted by Iona’s semifinal foe.

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.