Friday, November 16, 2018

LVSers back to work with back to back wins

The Lady Vikings improve to 2-1-0 on the season with back to back wins over Bishop Dunne and Plano Prestonwood.  After dropping a heartbreaking loss to national rival, Ursuline, 4-2 the Lady Vikings got back on track with a couple dominating performances this week.

Underclassmen highlight the score sheet contributing for 18 of the 23 goals the Lady Vikings have scored during the first 3 games of the season.  Freshman, Avery Hutka leads the way with 6 goals while 2018 LVS Offensive players of the year, Abby Geiser has 5.  Both players have scored in all 3 games.

"We are definitely moving in the right direction, our young players are fitting in nicely anchored well by some upperclassmen.  I am most impressed by our ability to get better when and if we make changes in matches," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

The response on and off the field has been positive after the opening match loss to Ursuline.  The training environment is realistic and competitive.  A full week went by after the first game only to see another game get postponed due to weather.  The Nolan Catholic women's team had several training opportunities to reflect and prepare before meeting up with Dunne and Prestonwood in back to back matches.

Of the 22 varsity players on the roster, 11 of those are underclassmen and 7 of those 11 have started this season.  The Lady Vikings have a core of younger and older players that mix well based on their qualities on and off the field.

Most of the Lady Vikings will take the Thanksgiving Break to travel to college showcase events in Tulsa, California, and Florida and won't miss a beat when they return after break to take on Hockaday and kick-off district play the final week of November.

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