The JV team coming off an impressive tournament championship this past weekend hit the field tonight in their first district match of 2017. John Paul got on the board early in each half taking a 2-0 lead before Katherine Gilpin cut the lead in half. The Lady Vikings were not able to equalize and lost this one at home by a score of 2-1 to move to 4-4-2 on the season.
The varsity picked up where they left off this weekend getting themselves another shutout win to improve to 5-1-0 in district play with an impressive 2-0 result over John Paul II.
Katee Kimmey started the scoring in just the second minute of play off an assist from Emily Keoughan.
Just 6 minutes later Keoughan takes a Hannah Allred pass and deposited it into the back of the net for a Lady Viking 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the match.Senior Katee Kimmey in the 2nd minute gives @nolansoccer 1-0 lead vs JP2 #txhssoccer #tapps pic.twitter.com/J6Xd8H0ybD— Brian Gosset (@Gosset41) January 17, 2017
Senior @emilykeoughan gives @nolansoccer 2-0 lead in the 8th minute #txhssoccer #tapps pic.twitter.com/HY3sAa3nVH— Brian Gosset (@Gosset41) January 17, 2017
The game continued to go in favor of the Lady Vikings throughout the duration. Lady Vikes goalkeeper, Sarah Becan cleaned up the box well not allowing any opportunities to get behind her for her 5th shutout of the year.
LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald was very impressed with the start and finish, "The goals we scored tonight were like clockwork; the timing, movement, and execution were flawless. We finished the game as well as we started it but their GK came up with a couple big saves."
There was a bit of forced play in the first half but after the half and as the 2nd half went on, the Lady Vikings attacked in waves outshooting the Lady Cardinals 15-5 and had pretty consistent transition to finish off the game to preserve the shutout.
Senior, Forward Emily Keoughan on the strong start
"We came out strong and put the game away early. We had countless opportunities in both halves and finished the game strong."
Senior, Forward Hannah Allred on how the game played out
"I think we played well, we just needed to finish the chances given to us and link the ball through the middle more. All together it was a good win though and I'm proud of our team."
Senior, Midfielder Brennan Flynn on the team movement
"We had good movement tonight that resulted in 2 great goals."
The Lady Vikings hit the road on Thursday with a varsity only match at Bishop Lynch on Thursday night at 8:00pm. Both the JV and Varsity teams will mix together to compete in the Duncanville Kick-Off Classic which begins on Thursday at 5:30pm against Sunset.