Monday, January 28, 2013

Shutout over Dunne; Byron Nelson Next

The Lady Vikings scored 7 unanswered goals during the night, capped off my Maddie Cook's 2 goal performance, her first 2 career high school goals. Five different players scored goals (Sarah Brown, Jordan Gamboa, Maggie Kleiser, Gabby Parra, Erin Hippert), as they improve to 12-6-2.

The JV and Varsity will hit the road again tomorrow evening as they take on Byron Nelson at 5pm and 7pm in Trophy Club.

The JV is coming off a 3rd Place finish at the Charger Cup this past weekend as they outscored opponents 12-5 in route to a 2-1, Third Place win over host, Keller Central.

Marisa Rodenbaugh evened the match as the Lady Vikings went down 1-0 and then Kat Paul scored the game winner, her 4th goal of the tournament.

Other scorers on the weekend were Marissa Baldasti with 5 and Kayla Chapman with 2.

The JV improves to 7-2-4 on the year.

Varsity continues District Play at Dunne Tonight

TEAM LVS travels to Bishop Dunne tonight for a 6pm kick-off. The varsity has 2 more district games to play against Liberty and TCA over the next couple weeks. JV and Varsity travel to Byron Nelson on Tuesday for a 5pm and 7pm start.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Varsity heads to Northwest Tonight; JV looks to advance in Charger Cup

The Varsity will play its lone match this week as they travel to Justin, TX to take on Northwest High School at Texan Stadium at 7:30pm.  They look to improve on their overall record of 10-6-2 as they prepare for their last 3 district matches the next 3 weeks.

The JV won an impressive match last night against Denton Guyer on a first minute goal by Marissa Baldasti off an assist from Elena Guerra.  That goal was all they needs as the recorded the shutout to improve to 5-1-4 overall.  They play Sam Houston tonight at 7:00pm at Charger Stadium on the campus of Keller Central High School.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Light Week for Varsity; JV in Charger Cup

TEAM LVS varsity has a light load this week with 1 non-district game at Northwest on Friday but the JV travels to Keller Central on Thursday to kick-off the Charger Cup against Denton Guyer at 8:00pm at Charger Stadium.  The JV then returns the Charger Stadium the next day as they will meet Sam Houston at 7:00pm and then on Saturday they finish bracket play against Flower Mound at 10:00am.  The top 2 teams in the bracket will advance.  The 1st seed will play in the championship and the 2nd seed will play in the 3rd place match.  Both of the games will be played at 2:00pm.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

TEAM LVS in CHHS Allison Horn Memorial Tonight

After hosting and playing in one of the most prestigious high school girls showcases in the country, the National Elite Prep Showcase last week, TEAM LVS has another tough task ahead of them as the open with #47 Grapevine tonight at 8:00pm at Mustang-Panther Stadium.

The Lady Vikings went 1-2-1 in the NEPS last week defeating Tyler Lee, drawing to Martin, and losing out to Liberty High School from California and the nations #1 team, Plano West.

Keeping a lead has been a challenge for the Lady Vikings during the 2nd half of the year. They were up 1-0 on Plano West and 2-0 and 3-2 against Martin and finished with a loss and a tie. At least the lady Vikings are scoring. "It has been up and down for us but I am OK with that right now; we have started strong and set the tone and we have come back from being down," said head coach Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings have scored 46 goals in 15 games and only given up 20. They sit at 8-3-0 in district play and 9-5-1 overall.

Competition is what TEAM LVS aspires.

"We want to play the most competitive schedule in the country, it helps us continue to grow as a program, and the players grow as well," Fitzgerald commented.

So why not schedule the nations #1 team as the host of their own tournament and then the very next week, take on the nations #2 team in Southlake Carroll. That match will take place on Saturday morning at 11:00am at Colleyville Heritage High School. But before that match, they take on UIL 5A Regional Finalist, Arlington High School on Friday night at 8:00pm at Colleyville Heritage as well.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lady Vikings look to even their record at the NEPS

Kicking off the NEPS with the nations #1 team, Plano West was an opportunity, an opportunity that saw the Lady Vikings up 1-0 on an Emma Chandlee goal in the 10th minute. Up a goal on the best team in the country? Only to be down a goal a halftime. The highs and lows of sports, the "ups and the downs", that is what this Lady Vikings group has dealt with the entire season. The match ended up 4-1, but at the end it didn't feel like a 3 goal loss. A lot of good came of the match. That good spilled into the next match against Tyler Lee as the Lady Vikings found the back of the next twice with 2 goals from Gwennie Puente and improved to 8-4-0. They are back on track or are they? No bus as it broke down taking the men's soccer team to the Jesuit Inviational last night, so now they have to travel to TCU to play in the first of 2 featured matches vs Liberty High School from Brentwood, California, in a carpool. The team meets and discusses their game plan for the match ahead. The match starts and the Lady Vikings are taking advantage of what was discussed with them during the pre-game. One good thing leads to another and opportunities come in waves but nothing really dangerous but could very well easily have resulted in goals. Liberty was a very disciplined team, very organized and a good purpse to what they are doing. If you let them hang around they will haunt you and that is exactly what they did in the 65th minute as they poked one in and that dropped the Lady Vikings to 8-5-0 and with Martin on the schedule tomorrow during Day 3 of the National Elite Prep Showcase and win or a tie is what the Lady Vikings will be happy with. TEAM LVS vs Martin 12:00pm at Nolan

Thursday, January 10, 2013

TEAM LVS takes on the #1 Team in the Country Tonight

TEAM LVS looks to rebound after a district loss to Bishop Lynch on Monday night as they host the National Elite Prep Showcase for the 11th Year tonight through Saturday, bringing the nations best high school girls soccer to Fort Worth.

The Lady Vikings take on Plano West tonight at 7pm at Doskocil Stadium.  Other games played at Nolan Catholic today are St. Stephen's vs Northwest at 3pm and the big California vs Florida match-up at 5pm where, NEPS regular, St. Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, FL takes on Liberty High School from Brentwood, CA.

The Lady Vikings JV travel to Grapevine to play in the GCISD JV Invitational where they will play host, Grapevine, at 5:30pm at Cross Timbers Middle School Stadium.  That event runs through Saturday as well.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


The Nation's #1 high school girls soccer showcase hosted by Nolan Catholic and Southlake Carroll starts tomorrow at Doskocil Stadium, Dragon Stadium, Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, and Gateway Park.  Hebron and Allen kick-off the event with a 1pm tilt at TCU.

There is a total of 16 games on Day 1 and 65 total over the 3 day event.  The NEPS formerly know as the Nolan Showcase is in its 11th year and continue to produce the nations #1 team. 

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TEAM LVS kicks off its first game against the nations #1 team, Plano West, at 7pm at Doskocil Stadium on Thursday night.

The Nolan Catholic JV team will play in the GCISD JV Invitational in Grapevine tomorrow through Saturday.  They start with Grapevine at 5:30pm at Cross Timbers Middle School Stadium on Thursday.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Alumni Game a Success; Lynch on Monday and NEPS Starts on Thursday

The 8th Annual Nolan Catholic Alumni Soccer Day was a success.  It was nice to see so many alumni that helped put this program on top come out, dust off the cleats, and get a good run in.  Lady Vikings Alumni was represented from the Class of 1983 to the Class of 2012.  The group heading to the Stockyards in the evening to celebrate the day at Joe T Garcia's.  Thanks for all the support.

TEAM LVS travels to Bishop Lynch on Monday for a 6:00pm JV kick-off, followed by the varsity at 7:30pm. 

The National Elite Prep Showcase kicks off on Thursday.  The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Team hosts this event for the 11th year, formerly called the Nolan Showcase.  The NEPS is touted as one of the top high school showcases in the country as teams from all over the country compete in this exciting event.  The Lady Vikings kick off the event at home at 7pm Thursday night against the nations #1 team, Plano West.  The 3 other teams the Lady Vikings will compete against are Tyler Lee, California Liberty (feature match at TCU on Friday night at 6pm), and Martin High School.  For more information on the showcase click here

The JV will compete in the GCISD Invitational at Cross Timbers Middle School Thursday through Saturday against Grapevine, Southlake Carroll, and Arlington.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

ALUMNI SOCCER DAY - TODAY at 11am and 1pm

Women's Soccer Alumni Game kicks off at 11am and the Men's Soccer Alumni Game will follow around 12:30pm or 1:00pm.

Friday, January 4, 2013


The Lady Vikings will be holding its 8th Annual Alumni Soccer Day.  Saturday, January 5th join us for the Women's Alumni game at 11:00am and the Men's Alumni game to follow around 1:00pm at Doskocil Stadium on the campus if Nolan Catholic High School. 

The Lady Vikings continue to gain local, regional, and national respect as they were ranked #49 in the country to start the season and sit at second in TAPPS 1-5A. We would love to see all you alumni dust off the cleats and come by and get a game in with the 2012-2013 Lady Vikings. We will also try and get together at Joe Ts at 6pm at night. Look forward to seeing everyone. 

Also check out our soccer showcase we have been hosting for the past 10 years, the National Elite Prep Showcase, formerly the Nolan Showcase, which brings the best teams from all over the country to Fort Worth to help determine the nations #1 team. The event takes place January 10-12. For more information visit Thanks again for the support of the Lady Vikes and for helping build one of the best high school soccer programs in the country.