LVS Travels to Austin this Week
The Lady Vikings look to rebound after a district loss to TCA last week with a trip to Austin to take on Rouse, Cedar Ridge, and Cornerstone Christian. Always up for a challenge, strength of schedule is at the top of the list for Nolan Catholic.
LVS, head coach, Jay Fitzgerald said, "We have always had a strong district but we want our non-district schedule to be even more challenging."
With a trip to California, host of the nations top high school girls showcase in NEPS, and matches against top UIL programs in the state, the Lady Vikings want the best experience not just locally but regionally and nationally as well.
With an overall record of 15-5-1 on the season, the Lady Vikings have been ranked #39 in the country and #15 in the state and now are currently #5 in the area. "Going south and finding quality opponents is good for us. The travel, the team building, and the change of scenery is key, " mentioned Fitzgerald.
Rouse High School has challenged themselves as well as they competed in NEPS and the Governors Cup playing top competition like Plano West and Southlake Carroll. Cedar Ridge is no different. Cornerstone Christian is a school that takes their athletic program to the next level as they compete independently like an IMG out of Florida seeking the best competition and player development.
The Austin trip will help the Lady Vikings refine their strong culture, develop a concrete understanding of program expectations, and of course, build team cohesion and chemistry. The time is right for the Lady Vikings as they are 9-1 since coming into 2019 defeating powerhouse teams from Florida and California in St. Thomas Aquinas and Steele Canyon as well as local teams like Keller High School.
Thursday night the Lady Vikings take on Rouse at their place at 5:00pm and then right back at it again the following night at Cedar Ridge at 5:30pm. On Saturday, an opportunity to play at St. Edward's University was made available and that is where the Lady Vikings will take on Cornerstone Christian. The time of the match will either be at 1pm or 3pm.
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