Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two home games, two wins

The Nolan Catholic Women’s Soccer team improving to 2-1-0 on the season with a convincing 8-0 win over Parish Episcopal last night at Doskocil Stadium.  Emily Keoughan got the Lady Vikings on the board first with a gritty effort in the 6-yard box to pound home the games first goal. 

The standard was definitely set after that effort with one attack after another from different areas of the field.
LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald said, “We played with a relentless spirit, mixing up how we built the ball and taking advantage of the right spaces.  We feed off each other so well and have a great energy about the group.”

Keoughan got the helper on the second goal knocked in by Hannah Allred and then switched it up with Allred getting the assist on Keoughan’s second goal on the night.  Each with 2 goals and 2 assists on the night, Keoughan and Allred lead the Lady Vikings on the score sheet. 
Alyssa Clinkscales got her first goal of the season just before the end of the opening half after just missing a quality header in front of goal. 

The Lady Vikings took a 4-0 lead into halftime and we able to match that in the second half with goals by Megan Bettinger, Allee Kimmey, Selena Guzman, and another by Allred.  The playmaking ability of Brennan Flynn set up the 2 goals by Kimmey A. and Guzman.

The attacking relationships became more efficient and took form more often as the game went on with the Lady Vikings creating quality chances from consistent movement and decisive play.

Player Quotes

Junior, Forward
Alyssa Clinkscales (1 G, 1 A)
On the taking one to the face
"Took one to the face for the team, no other team I can say I would do that for.  Love this team!  All kidding aside, it felt great out there and feels even better to have another home win."

Senior, Forward
Emily Keoughan (2 G, 2 A)
On the Game
"We came out and took care of business, we controlled the game start to finish and never let up."

Sophomore, Midfielder
Allee Kimmey (1 G, 1 A)
On the Game
"Tonight we really connected the ball and played as a team.  There was a great atmosphere and it was good to get another win."

The Lady Vikings finish up their 3-game home stand next week as they host TCA on Tuesday night with the JV kicking off the night at 5:00pm.  The varsity will follow at 7:00pm.

The JV team will travel across town to meet up with Ursuline tonight in their district opener at 5:00pm.

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