Wednesday, December 26, 2018

15th Annual Alumni Match this Saturday

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer Program is excited for the holidays but even more excited for the 15th Annual Nolan Soccer Alumni Day.

Your National Ranked Lady Vikings just returned from San Francisco, CA for the Tri-Valley Classic Christmas Eve and return to take on their alumni hero’s this Saturday. Come on out and show us that you haven't missed a beat. Whether you are currently playing or haven't played since your LVS days we would love to see everyone.

Be there...Saturday, December 29th at 11:00am at Doskocil Stadium. Along with your opportunity to show off your skills against LVS19, you can also learn more about our #ExpandingTheExperience $43 million campus improvement project that is currently underway. Also, FREE food and fun. The LVS Alumni Soccer Day is in its 15th year so come out and work off that Christmas turkey and stuffing before ringing in the New Year.

Our Lady Vikings have been hard at work gaining local and national respect. With an overall record of 6-4-1, the Lady Vikings will kick off the year hosting the National Elite Prep Showcase against national powerhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas from Florida team. Formerly the Nolan Showcase, NEPS runs January 3rd-5th, 2019.

The Lady Vikings Soccer program takes great pride in playing one of the most competitive schedules in the country; the mentality is fueled by the competitive spirit in the programs current and former players. No team in the country plays a more competitive and dynamic schedule. LVS currently has 4 California teams, 1 Florida team, and 1 Minnesota team on their schedule.

We look forward to seeing all our former LVSers. We are going to broadcast the 15th Annual Alumni Match LIVE on the NFHS Network. Link will appear @nolansoccer on Twitter and Instagram and on our website at Can't wait to see our #lvsFamily.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

LVSers get 2 district wins; California this week

The Lady Vikings improved to 2-1-0 in district play with back to back shutout wins over All Saints and Liberty Christian last week heading into Final Exams this week.  The one two three punch of Mya Ulloa, Laci Earixson, and Alle Steining propelled the Lady Vikings to 8-0 and 1-0 wins last week.

After a surprising district opening lose to TCA a couple weeks ago, the Lady Vikings got themselves back on track overwhelming their opponents last Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  Earixson got the scoring started in the 14th and 15th minutes on the road with 2 well placed shots from just inside the box.  The Lady Vikings did however have to manage a couple defensive counter-attacks and were up to the task to keep the Saints off the board.

"Our backline bent for sure but some well timed individual efforts from our backs and goalkeeper kept the sheet clean," said LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald.

Allee Kimmey scored directly off a corner kick and Sophie Bailey added another one in the 29th minute before Ulloa started what was the first of her hat trick just minutes before halftime in the 35th and 36th minute.  She capped off her evening with a PK late in the game.  Freshman, Avery Hutka scored late as well with her 8th goal of the year.

The Lady Vikings returned home the following evening to host Liberty Christian and it took every bit of 80 minutes to earn the victory.  A sustained attack saw the Lady Vikings in front of the Liberty goal all game.

Fitzgerald added, "Liberty was well organized and we were having success with opportunities or, I should say, half chances in and around their goal but just couldn't capitalize."

LVS goalkeeper, Alle Steining cleaned up the box well with 4 saves and one late to keep her team in the game.  In the final minute of play, the Lady Vikings mounted another quality build-up that was finished off by Earixson as Geiser and Ulloa combined to get the ball to Earixson for the game-winner with 25 seconds to go in the game.

"I am proud of our patience in these matches.  We have a pretty good system and style and it is nice to see our group stick with it," mentioned Fitzgerald.

Next up for the Lady Vikings is St. Francis Catholic in the Tri-Valley Classic in San Francisco.  More information CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Coming off a solid week; LVS back to district play

The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer teams went 2-0 last week with 2 impressive wins over HSAA (JV) and Twin City Fire Academy out of Minnesota (Varsity).

Both teams had to brave the rain and the cold in route to victories.  The JV hosted HSAA for their home opener and rattled off a 2 goal lead at the half with goals by Emma Mueller and Elena Ramirez.

"Our team made a statement at our first home game, playing with a vision toward a competitive season with a 3-0 shutout," mentioned JV head coach, Edward Hernandez.

Lilly Martinez scored the second goal of the year to extend the lead to 3 in the 50th minute.  Gigi Del Signore and a solid back line combined for the shutout improving their record to 1-1-1.

With the Friday varsity match cancelled, the group was able to pick up a game against Twin City Fire Academy out of Minnesota over the weekend.  The cold, wet weather wasn't an issue for the Fire but the Lady Vikings were, as Nolan Catholic played the most complete match of the season this far improving to 3-2-1 with a 4-0 shutout of their own.  Underclassmen, Abby Geiser, Laci Earixson, Maggie Tepera, and Avery Hutka each scored in the match with freshman, GK, Alle Steining pitching the shutout.

Head Coach, Jay Fitzgerald said, "First off, we were fortunate to get a game in with Fridays match getting cancelled but the way we handled the weather and the way we executed our game plan was impressive.  We were solid in all functions of the game."

With the JV off until the return from break to prepare for the GCISD Invitational, opening with UIL 6A powerhouse Byron Nelson, the varsity plays 2 district matches tonight and tomorrow before heading off the California to compete in the Tri-Valley Classic in San Francisco.

Kick-off at All Saints is tonight at 5pm with Wednesday nights match vs Liberty Christian starting at 6:00pm.

Friday, December 7, 2018

LVS at home Friday and Saturday #lvsLIVE

Just when the weather turns a bit cold and wet, the Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer teams are scheduled to play.  Tonight the JV will take on HSAA at 4:30pm at Doskocil Stadium.  The varsity match following will be rescheduled.

The JV is coming off an away loss to TCA a week ago and looking to get back on track with a win tonight.

Without a match schedule until the first of January, the JV may have a game schedule for next Tuesday or Wednesday to get in one last match before break.  Start of the New Year, the JV jump right back into it with a match against 6A powerhouse, Byron Nelson in the GCISD Invitational, January 3-5 hosted by Grapevine High School.

With the varsity match postponed tonight, they have picked up another match Saturday morning kicking off at 9:00am against Twin City Academy Fire from Minnesota.  Twin City Academy was in for an event in South Texas that got cancelled and decided to come North to pick up some matches.

"We have had several matches postponed this year due to weather, that we were fortunate to find a group that is feeling the frustration just like us.  Training is great but kicking someone else other then your teammate sometimes is better, " mentioned LVS head coach, Jay Fitzgerald with a smile.

Both matches tonight and tomorrow morning will be broadcast LIVE @nfhsnetwork #lvsLIVE

CLICK HERE to Watch the JV Match