Just 10 seconds in to the Nolan/Ursuline match, the Lady Vikings were on the board. Liz Havenhill took the feed from Katy Hirshfeld and raced in behind sending a low driven ball across the box to Gwennie Puente who knocked it home for an early Lady Vikings lead.
The Lady Bears were able to climb back in the match with a goal of their own from Katie Lund.
With the score tied at 1-1 going into halftime, both teams looked to set the tone early to establish the lead. Each team traded punches in this end to end match but it was the Lady Vikings who were able to regain off the Havenhill/Puente combination which proved to be the game-winner, even though Nolan Catholic would strike again in the 60th minute off a header from Puente from a early diagonal service from her sister, Gabbie.
"We scored goals tonight from 3 different areas of the field, " head coach, Jay Fitzgerald commented.
Goals came from endline service, early service, and dribble penetration. Fitzgerald continued, "We were unpredictable tonight using tons of energy playing against a tough, skillful Ursuline group."
The Lady Vikings improved to 17-1-5 and 8-1-0 in district play. They will host Bishop Lynch on Thursday night at 6:00pm (JV) and 7:30pm (Varsity) at Doskocil Stadium.
The JV will host Ursuline tomorrow at home at 6:00pm.