The varsity will travel to Mineral Wells tonight to take on WF Rider in a non-district match-up at Mineral Wells Rams Stadium. Kick-off tonight is scheduled for 5:30pm. With a current overall record of 19-5-2 and a district runner-up finish, the Lady Vikings received a bi-district playoff bye so will use this match tonight as a playoff prep match to get ready for post-season next week.
The Lady Vikings have rattled off significant results this year against national powerhouse teams like, St. Thomas Aquinas from Florida, Steele Canyon from California, in town teams like Keller High School, travelled to the Tri-Valley Classic in California, hosted the top high school girls showcases, won the Bear Cave Classic, have been ranked as high as #39 in the nation and currently #5 in the area. Scoring over 4 goals a game and averaging less than a goal a game given up, the Lady Vikings have 16 shutouts on the year. Seven players on the varsity squad have scored double digits in points combining goals and assists.
Head coach, Jay Fitzgerald said, "We have had a lot of variety this year in terms of our competition, the contribution we are getting from individual players, the versatility of roles, and most of all the leadership."
The Area Round Playoffs begin next Tuesday at home at 4:00pm against John Paul II. The men will follow at 6:00pm. Their opponent is to be determined.
The JV will participate in the TAPPS JV Post-Season Tournament tomorrow starting with the semi-final matches kicking off at 9:00am at Gateway Park. The Lady Vikings will take on Ursuline and the winner will play in the championship match at Nolan Catholic at 1:00pm.