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LVS stumbles to start district play

Comes up short on road 2-1


The Nolan Catholic Women's Soccer team stumbled on the road Thursday night in the opening match of district play.

Down by 2 at the half, the Lady Vikings could only get within one on a bomb of a goal by sophomore, Paola Vazquez, the first of her high school career.


Lady Vikings head coach Jay Fitzgerald commented after the game, "We gifted a couple goals but even then, I thought we would make it up.  I have to do a better job with stressing the importance of preparation and habits but I am happy with how we get better as the game goes on."

To be objective the Lady Vikings were able to get into scoring situations 27 times in and around the TCA box.  "The number of options that we had when in possession was the best I have ever seen but credit TCA, they were able to make the plays at the right time.  Our midfield was fun to watch tonight on both sides of the ball," said Fitzgerald.

The game was very open and with LVS averaging over 3 goals a game, the 2 goal deficit seem attainable.  Vazquez picked out the corner just 9 minutes into the second half and the Lady Vikings continued to pour on the pressure.   Laci Earixson, Mya Ulloa, Sophie Bailey, and Bella Tankersley were able to sustain an impressive workrate but getting extra numbers forward will be a topic of discussion as the Lady Vikings reflect on the match.

The Lady Vikings return home next Friday and then continue district play the week after that before they head to the Tri-Valley Showcase in San Francisco, CA Dec. 20-23.

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