LVS get 2 district wins
Head to 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.