Saturday, November 18, 2017

Winning on the road; Aggressive start

The Lady Vikings traveled to TCA on Friday night and headed home with 3 points.  Young and old teamed up for the 3 goals on the evening.  In the 6th minute Abby Geiser took care of a Megan Bettinger corner kick heading home the games first goal.  The pressure remained on the TCA goal as Mikaela Gamboa knifed across the box and was taken down just outside the 18.  Bettinger slotted home a free kick through well timed runs through the 18 to double the Lady Viking lead in the 16th minute.  With under 10 minutes to play in the half, Geiser and Bettinger teamed up for another goal giving the Lady Vikings a 3-0 halftime lead.

Jay Fitzgerald, LVS Head Coach on the strong start...
We hadn't played a game for over a week and the start tonight was as close to perfect as I could ask for.  Our movement was flawless, we were all on the same page, and we executed when we needed to on both sides of the ball.

Alyssa Clinkscales on the physical team performance...
We started out really aggressive and were aggressive throughout the entire game.  We made really smart decisions and we just have to grind it out all the way to the end.

The second half was no different for the Lady Vikings as game got better and just 8 minutes into the second half, were able to find the back of the net again on a 6 pass counter that was disallowed due to an offsides decision.

Fitzgerald on the second half...
The rhythm of the game was a bit broken up by several whistles but we responded very well defensively to the restarts.  Overall from attacking to defense we were solid.  From our GK to our front players we were a unit.

The Lady Vikings pride themselves on being proactive and on Friday night they were accountable in just about every function of the game.

TCA was able to get on the board with 16 seconds to play in the game.

The Lady Vikings move to 2-1-0 on the season and take on Bishop Lynch at home the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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