Monday, January 30, 2017

Varsity comes alive against Liberty

In a match where the Lady Vikings were shorthanded with 6 players out due to illness, Nolan Catholic had no excuses in their 4-1 district win over Liberty Christian.  Megan Bettinger is back in the lineup after a week of the flu and scored the games first goal after a relentless effort from Emily Keoughan to get her the ball down the endline for an early Lady Vikings lead.

The Lady Vikings doubled their lead just 11 minutes into the match off a Katee Kimmey goal from Bettinger.  The goal of the evening came just at the end of the first half of play where Keoughan was fouled around the top of the 18 and before you know it, Bettinger took a Kate Kleiser pass and pasted it off the far post for a 3-0 lead just before going into halftime.

"Now, that is awareness.  Kate isn't just a genius off the field and what a finish from Megan," LVS head coach commented.

More creative play came from the Lady Vikings just into the second half when Katee Kimmey and Selena Guzman combined to get Kleiser a ball behind the line for the 4th goal of the evening.

Sophomore, GK Briana Salinas was solid in goal again for the Lady Vikings with acute awareness of her area.

Improving to 6-3-0 in district play, the Vikings are on the road again on Thursday night as they take on Parish Episcopal at 5:00pm.  The JV take to the field to host Westlake Academy tomorrow night at 5:30pm at Doskocil Stadium.

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