I checked out the Parkview Lady Viking’s home opener this afternoon at their pitch just west of JFK Stadium. The Nixa Lady Eagles were visiting, on the heels of their 0-5 loss to Catholic on Friday. The Eagles got on the board 10 minutes into the game on a goal by senior Bailey Chandler that fooled the keeper, assisted by Brittany Cobb. Two more goals in the half, by Jessie Yach and Stephanie Allen, gave the Eagles a 3-0 advantage. I got to the game in the 60th minute when the differential had grown to 5-0 on goals by Chandler and Yach in the second half. By then the Vikings had shaken off the rust of coming off of Spring Break and the girls, as evidenced by the photo above of freshman Sydney Nelson being held off by senior Brittany Cobb, tested the Nixa defense over the final 20 minutes.
Parkview will host Central on Thursday while Nixa visits Glendale on Friday. The Parkview Varsity squad will also take part in the Neosho Girls Tourney this weekend while both squad’s JV girls will participate in the Ozark HS JV Tourney.