Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pre-Season ends with 5-1 Win over Grapevine Faith

The Lady Vikings scored early and often in their final pre-season game of the 2017-2018 season on Monday night against Grapevine Faith.  Maddie Caffey, all the way from the back scored on her first touch of the game heading home a corner in the 2nd minute and just 2 minutes later, freshman Abby Geiser does the same.

"It is important to set the tone and up 2 in first 5 minutes does exactly that," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

Another freshman gets her first high school goal, as Maggie Tepera slotting home a rebound 18 minutes into the game.  "For 15 minutes we played a little slow but we picked it up," said Tepera.

That is exactly right as senior Mikaela Gamboa connect on a bomb from 18 yards into the top corner to put the Lady Vikings up 4-0.

Fitzgerald added, "There were so many good things about this game from our young players, to our veterans, to players coming off the bench and our ability to be opportunistic."

Right off the bat in the second half, Geiser connects for her second goal of the match, her third of the season in just 2 games.

Senior goalkeeper, Avery Boley was solid as she was called into action only 3 times to make saves but in her first varsity action this season she cleaned up her box well and managed the game well.

The Lady Vikings open district play at home on Thursday night at 6pm vs Bishop Dunne.

CLICK HERE for LVS18 takes Fort Worth

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Friendly Match Monday; District play begins Thursday

The Lady Vikings host Grapevine Faith on Monday night at 5:30pm at Doskocil Stadium in their second friendly of the season in preparation for Thursday's district opener against Bishop Dunne.

The season looks bright for the Lady Vikings as they have solid upperclassmen returners mixed in with a young group that has already made an impact on and off the field.

Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald gives some insight on what to look forward to this week, "We have a very unique group this year.  I look forward to the versatility.  Everyone is familiar with our style of play and understand how it mixes with the individual qualities we have in our program; this is from the JV all the way up to the varsity.  I saw great leadership with the JV last week after a tough scrimmage to a team that is better then we will face all season and with the varsity, they ask good questions and have good awareness of what it will take along the way to accomplish our end goal."

The varsity is the only group on tap this week.  Mother nature dialed up great weather on Monday and Thursday.  Come on out to Doskocil Monday at 5:30pm and our district home opener on Thursday at 6:00pm.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friendly Kick-Off; District Opener Next Week

With the district opener next week on Thursday at home against Bishop Dunne, the Lady Vikings have scheduled a couple friendlies starting last night.  The Lady Vikings took on a couple local teams on their practice night.  The JV kicked off the evening, followed by the varsity.

"We needed this night for sure, especially the JV with so many new players; I have to say that as the JV friendly went on they really started to figure it out," commented varsity head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The JV kick off their first game against Ursuline on November 6th with the varsity opening district play on November 2nd and have another friendly set for next Monday vs Grapevine Faith at home.

With a pair of goals last night, the varsity got a solid win as Maddie Caffey got on the board early in the second half with a perfectly placed free kick off the top corner and freshman, Abby Geiser added the nights second goal as she stormed past the backline and finished off what was a run that started at goal from about 60 yards away.

Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald on October...
We have seen so much progress this month and it was good to see tons of bright spots with both teams last night in a game where we can kick someone else for a change.

Senior Forward, Mikaela Gamboa on the night...
We were a little bit unsure on how to play and shaky but we got it down and it worked like magic.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rosters Announced: Media Day Friday

The 2018 Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer teams have been announced.

Varsity Team CLICK HERE

The work has been put in since last May, throughout the summer, and since school started in August. "Sitting in the meetings today and looking out at the talent we have in the room makes me very excited, " said Lady Vikings head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The month of October especially has been impressive with players stepping up, buying in, and making an impact.  Fitzgerald continued, "It is going to be a grind but I believe in this group.  They will take advantage of our tremendous resources for sure."

The teams will start at school tomorrow for Media Day and then the varsity team will head downtown after school.

The JV and Varsity teams get underway with scrimmages at home next Wednesday night at 6:00pm and 7:30pm respectively.  District season starts in November.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

LVS18 Try-Outs Continue; Winter Soccer Officially Begins

Try-Outs for LVS18 continue this week Monday through Wednesday with Roster Selection announced on Thursday followed by Media Day on Friday.  The season officially beings Monday as practices will now be extended each day with more information given on Thursday during team meetings.

"We are so excited for the season to finally be here as the process has been a long one starting in the summer," said head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

October has seen a sense of urgency from the team, all fighting for a spot in the program.  Roster selections are never set in stone as players can move up and down throughout the process and also need based.

Fitzgerald continued, "Ever since October got here, we have seen a different mentality and the days keep getting better.  The players have high standards mentally and physically."

Lane Anderson will be taking over the JV team coming from Arizona where she coached both men and women the last couple years.  More from our staff throughout the week.

Monday, October 2, 2017

LVS18 Try-Outs and Parent Meeting

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling off, and October is here.  LVS18 began after Memorial Day and was in full swing in the summer and NOW try-outs are right around the corner.  Instead of Monday Night Football, it will be Monday Night Futbol as try-outs begin next Monday at 2:30pm and continue through October 19th.

There will be a parent meeting next Wednesday night on October 11th at 6:00pm in the Team Room in B2 under the Old Gym.  All parents whose daughter (s) is interested in playing soccer this year should be in attendance.  Rules, guidelines, expectations, tradition, and schedule will be discussed.

Try-Outs will be held at Gateway Park each day and bus transportation will be provided for each session.  CLICK HERE for Try-Out schedule.