Sunday, February 24, 2013

Playoffs on Friday

Playoffs begin on Friday. TEAM LVS will take on St. Michael's in the Area Round of the Playoffs. That game is scheduled for Friday night at 5:00pm at St. Stephens in Austin.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Senior Night on Tuesday: TAPPS JV Championship

TEAM LVS defeated WF Rider on Friday Night at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown by a score of 3-0 and 3-2. JV goalscorers were Marisa Rodenbaugh, Elena Guera, and Marissa Baldasti. Varsity goalscorers were Kathleen Keoughan with 2, one credited as an own goal, and the game-winner by Gaby Larson.

Earlier in the week the varsity completed district play with a 4-1 win over TCA with goals by Jordan Gamboa, Gabbie Puente, Emma Chandlee, and Elizabeth Havenhill.

Both teams will take on HSAA this Tuesday night with the JV kicking off at 3:00pm (JV boys will follow), and then the varsity will play at 6:00pm. The game is slated for TEAM LVS Senior Night.

Senior captains, Kathleen Keoughan and Ashley Fischer will be honored along with fellow seniors, Maggie Kleiser and Gaby Larson. Keoughan and Larson will continue their soccer careers in college at Angelo State University and Texas Women's University, respectively. Fischer and Kleiser are undecided where they will attend college. 

The TAPPS JV Championships begin on Thursday as the Lady Vikings grabbed the 2nd seed and will take on Ursuline at home in the semi-finals at 6:30pm at Doskocil Stadium. The winner will play in the Championship Match on Saturday at Bishop Lynch at 5:00pm against the winner of the other semi-final between Bishop Lynch and John Paul II.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

TEAM LVS heads to Springtown Friday Night

The Lady Vikings host WF Rider at Springtown ISD, Porcupin Stadium tomorrow night.  The JV will kick-off at 5:00pm and the varsity will follow at 6:45pm.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

District Finale at TCA; WF Rider in Springtown

TEAM LVS travels to TCA on Monday night at 7:00pm but have clinched a playoff spot and will take on the 3rd Place team in TAPPS 2-5A.  That match will be at a neutral Site during the last week of February.

The Lady Vikings will travel to Springtown ISD on Friday where they will meet up with Witchita Falls Rider at Porcupine Stadium.  JV will kick-off at 5:00pm and the varsity will follow at 6:45pm.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Lady Vikings take on #7 Highland Park Tonight

TEAM LVS takes on the 5th Nationally Ranked opponent on the year tonight at #7 Highland Park.  All of those opponents have been in the Top 10.  The Lady Vikings travel to Dallas tonight for a 5:30pm and 7:15pm kick-off at Highlander Stadium.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Draw to Liberty and a close one to Coppell

The Lady Vikings came out Monday night against Liberty Christian with a good ryhtme and a consistent attack but a late goal took the game to overtime. 

Erin Hippert got the Lady Vikings on the board early before the Lady Warriors evened the score midway through the 2nd half.  With the score tied, the Lady Vikings continued to string together passes, taking every opportunity to attack, and through 12 shots and 10 corners alone in the 2nd half they were able to get ahead on a Maddie Cook goal off a corner. 

With just 24 seconds to go, the Lady Warriors scored a goal to take the match into overtime.

The overtime saw much of the same as far as an attack for TEAM LVS as they spent the majority of the 20 minute overtime in Liberty Christian's end of the field but were unable to get the game winner as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Lady Vikings busy week continued on Tuesday night as the nation's #4 team came to Ft. Worth, Coppell.  Coppell came in to the match with a 12-0-2 record, conceding only 3 goals all year.  The Lady Vikings sit at 12-7-2, previously ranked at #49 in the country.

The Lady Vikings got on the board first off a corner from Maggie Kleiser and then the game opened up with both teams going end to end. 

Coppell, not used to getting scored on, was relentless.  They were able to even the score and get the go ahead goal before the half.  The Lady Vikings didn't change much but just wanted a bit more of the same.  It took one more goal by Coppell before TEAM LVS could get on the board again.  At 3-1 down, Jordan Gamboa and Gwennie Puente combined for a nice goal to bring the Lady Vikings within 1.

Coppell wasn't done attacking, they kept the pressure on the whole game, but again, the Lady Vikings kept coming as well.  The game resembled a track meet, end to end action with a good pace to the game.

Neither team would muster up a goal and the game ended 3-2 as Coppell improved to 13-0-2 and may jump into the #3 spot nationally right behind #2 Plano West, who they tied 2-2 last week.

"We came up short and lost the game, but we got better in doing so," said Lady Vikings head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The Lady Vikings travel to UIL 4A defending State Champion, Highland Park on Friday.  Highland Park is currently ranked #7 in the country.  JV is at 5:30pm and Varsity is at 7:15pm.

Monday, February 4, 2013

LVS Hosts Liberty tonight; Coppell on Tuesday

TEAM LVS varsity continues district play tonight against Liberty Christian at home.  Kick-Off is scheduled for 6:00pm.  JV and Varsity host Coppell on Tuesday and then travel to Highland Park on Friday.