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Monday  April 28

The Livonia Churchill Chargers came to visit the 
Vikings ranked #2 in the State and having out scored 
their previous opponents (30) to (7). Central was still 
missing 6 players due to injury. Junior Shelby Varwig 
was in goal for Taylor Comiskey and proved 
to be solid. Her first test came barely into 
the 2nd minute and the heat would stay on 
most of the match. She faced (6) shots-on-goal in 
the first half. The Chargers scored the first goal 
at 18 minutes on their 5th shot 
which culminated from a very pretty 4 pass play 
that began just outside the 18. For the remainder 
of the half Central’s Defense was able 
to hold Churchill to only 1 shot which 
deflected off the post.
The 2nd half was almost a mirror image of the first. 
The Chargers possessed the ball very well and 
applied heavy pressure early. Central’s best 
opportunity was on a foul clearly committed 
in the penalty box. The Direct Free Kick was 
placed outside the line and the Vikings just missed converting. Varwig saw (7) shots-on-goal in the first 
29 minutes including a Penalty Kick. The Viking Defense played inspired led by 4 year starting 
Senior Full Back Jenna Wiekhart. Jenna left the 
match with 18 minutes remaining 
with a Yellow Card for retaliation. Her frustration was evident being the only Senior available for the previous 
162 minutes of play. Her passion motivated the Vikes 
to fight on. The 6th shot was a great individual 
effort that rebounded out off the far post 
and was finished smartly by a following 
Charger (true to their name sake) for their 2nd goal 
at the 69th minute. Churchill out-shot Central (13) to (2). Considering their circumstances this was a moral victory for the Vikings in spite of the loss. 

Be Proud…Go Vikes! 

Results:

Walled Lake Central Vikings: (0)
Livonia Churchill Chargers: (2)

Jr. Shelby Varwig: (9) saves, (2) stops

Record:

(4) wins, (4) losses, (2) ties (over-all)
(4) wins, (2) losses, (2) ties (WLAA)
(2) wins, (2) losses, (1) tie (Lakes Div.)

 



 

Friday  April 25

Viking Soccer lost Friday Night to 
Farmington Harrison (2) to (0). 
They play Livonia Churchill tonight (Mon. 4/28) at home. 

Go Vikings!


The Vikings faced the Hawks at Farmington 
Harrison in a Friday night match-up. Harrison 
came out very physical pressuring early 
and often. Their best chance of the first half 
came on a Direct Free Kick at the sixth minute 
that hammered the cross bar from outside 25 yards. 
The rebound was cleared by Central’s defense 
creating a quick counter attack that gave 
the Vikings their best chance for the night. 
Junior Heather Eberline ran onto the loose ball, 
carried it 1/4 of the field, and under pressure 
launched a long dropping shot that wrung off 
the Hawks cross bar. Heather also made 
(1) save and (1) stop after replacing 
Shelby Varwig (who had 1 save) in goal 
with 15 minutes remaining in the half. 
Harrison put a shot off the post and 
had a shot blocked by Viking Junior, 
Center Back, Taylor Pond. Sophomore 

Goal Tender Taylor Palermo saw her first 
varsity action when she took over Central’s 
net for the second half. She made (2) saves 
and (2) stops. The Vikings have played 
progressively harder desperation soccer 
however the plague of injuries eventually 
took its toll. Taylor Comiskey, out with a 
concussion suffered in Wednesday’s match, 
joined her other Senior Captains Lauren Kelly 
and Sam Echols along with Sophomore 
Striker Aly Haney on the bench. The Hawks 
scored their first goal in the 54th minute. 
Their second came off a headed Corner 
Kick at the 60th minute. Harrison out shot 
Central (8) to (4). 

The Vikings will regroup 
over the weekend as they prepare to face 
Churchill, Northern, and Hartland next week. 

Let’s Go Vikings! 

Results:

Walled Lake Central Vikings: (0)
Farmington Harrison Hawks: (2)

Jr. Shelby Varwig: (1) save
Jr. Taylor Pond (Def.): (1) save
Jr. Heather Eberline: (1) save, (2) stops
Sm. Taylor Palermo: (2) saves, (2) stops

Record:

(4) wins, (3) losses, (2) ties (over-all)
(4) wins, (1) loss, (2) ties (WLAA)
(2) win, (1) loss, (1) tie (Lakes Div.)

 

Wednesday  April 23

The Viking Girls traveled to face one of 
their most challenging Division opponents, 
the Spartans of Livonia Stevenson. 
Central entered the match in its bleakest 
roster situation which would become 
even worse. In addition to missing their 
top 2 goal scorers from last season, 
Lauren Kelly, this year’s scoring leader 
(5 goals td), would be unavailable due 
to a knee injury. It was immediately apparent 
however that the Vikes were determined 
to compete in spite of their circumstance. 

The Spartans put their first shot on frame 
at the 3 minute mark. Taylor Comiskey, 
the WLC Goal Keeper, stopped that 
shot-on-goal and (3) more along with 
breaking up (4) opportunities in the first half. 
The Vikings dogged determination on defense 
kept the match scoreless. Stevenson out shot 
Central (4) to (1), had many scoring opportunities, 
and several good chances but Central 
never gave up. The Viking’s best chance 
came in the second half on a well struck 
Direct Free Kick. Freshman Melissa Seymour 
beat the Spartan keeper from outside 30 yards 
but the ball sailed just over the cross bar. 
Comiskey would make (2) additional stops 
in the second to earn consecutive shut-outs 
and the 4th for the season. Her final stop was a 
heroic diving grab in heavy traffic. The ensuing 
collision forced her to leave the game 
at the 60th minute with a head/neck injury. 
She was replaced by Junior Shelby Varwig 
who stood tall and saved the draw. Freshmen 
Erica Hosey and Kelly Sanders were called 
up for their first varsity action and both 
performed very well. Central showed with out 
question that they have heart and play to win. 

Let’s Go Vikings!

Results:

Walled Lake Central Vikings: (0)
Livonia Stevenson Spartans: (0)

Sr. Taylor Comiskey: (4) saves, (6) stops

Record:

(4) wins, (2) losses, (2) ties (over-all)
(4) wins, (1) loss, (2) ties (WLAA)

 

Monday  April 21

The Lady Vikings defeated Plymouth Salem 
with their first of (2) shots. 
Senior Captain Lauren Kelly took a 
Direct Free Kick from 32 yards out left of goal 
at the 11th minute. She struck the ball 
on the first touch toward the far post, 
bent it around the Rock’s Keeper, and under
 the crossbar to net the only goal of the match, unassisted. Lauren was also a strong presence on Defense 
from her Center Midfield position. Central’s goal 
tending saw its highest number of challenges 
to date as the Rocks out-shot the 
Vikings (7) to (2). Captain Comiskey earned 
her 3rd shut-out of the season 
with (7) saves (2 of them brilliant) 
and (6) stops that broke up quality opportunities. 
She was very active in commanding 
the back line which was able to hold 
the narrow lead and secure the win. Go Vikings! 

Result:

Walled Lake Central Vikings: (1)
Plymouth Salem Rocks: (0)

Sr. Lauren Kelly: (1) goal
Sr. Taylor Comiskey: (7) saves, (6) stops

Record:

(4) wins, (2) losses, (1) tie (over-all)
(4) wins, (1) loss, (1) tie (WLAA)


Wednesday  April 16

The Lady Vikings defeated John Glenn  (8) to (0). 


The Rockets held their own for the first 20 minutes 
making it difficult for the Vikings to get 
a quality shot. Then at the 24th minute 
Megan Czarnowski found the back of the net off 
a rebounded free kick taken by Lauren Kelly. 
About 1 minute later Brooke Gustufson 
was credited with a score when her shot 
was deflected by a Rocket Defender into her own goal. 
Lauren Kelly ended the scoring in the half with her 
first goal of the match in the 38th minute 
assisted by Melissa Seymour’s crisp pass. 

Melissa got the second half route underway 
at the 47th minute with 2 consecutive goals 
only 60 seconds apart. Both goals were set up 
by beautiful ball handling and passing 
by Lauren Kelly. Lauren then capitalized with
 her second goal unassisted at the 50th minute 
when Brooke Gustafson’s shot was mishandled 
by the Rockets. Marley Tisdall joined the fun 
with her first goal of the season assisted 
by Stephanie Ghannam at 54 minutes. 

Not to be left out Taylor Comiskey turned 
her net over to Heather Eberline with 20 minutes 
remaining. Heather made the only save 
required for Central to secure the third shut-out 
of the season. Taylor went to work on 
the field dazzeling the opponents, her team mates, 
and fans alike with some impressive moves, 
heavy paced crosses, and cleaver runs. 
Brooke fed Taylor a perfectly 
placed pass and Taylor finished her show 
with her first goal of the year and ended the match 
18 minutes early with a text book dropping laser to 
the far upper 90. 

The Vikings play Salem at home Monday April 21st at 7:00. 
Go Vikings!

Result:
Walled Lake Central Vikings: (8)
Westland John Glenn Rockets: (0)

Jr. Megan Czarnowski: (1) goal
Jr. Brooke Gustafson: (1) goal, (1) assist
Sr. Lauren Kelly: (2) goals, (2) assists
Fr. Melissa Seymour: (2) goals, (1) assist
Jr. Marley Tisdall: (1) goal
Sr. Taylor Comiskey: (1) goal
Fr. Stephanie Ghannam: (1) assist

Record:
(3) wins, (2) losses, (1) tie (over-all)
(3) wins, (1) loss, (1) tie (WLAA)


Monday  April 14

The Vikings faced the Knights at Walled Lake Northern 
The contest proved to be all that is expected 
from the bitter rivalry. Central came to the match 
with its attack in its worst condition so far 
missing both Sam Echols and Aly Haney 
but they came determined to win.
 Northern was able to exploit a defensive error 
by the Vikings in the 19th minute and scored 
the games only goal on their first shot. 
Central’s defense answered and from that point 
the battle was even. The Vikings defending 
was relentless and together with great control 
from keeper Taylor Comiskey never gave up 
another quality chance. Central’s counter 
attack created better opportunities but was 
unable to finish. The Knights had the edge 
in possession, passed more efficiently, 
and Payj O’Shea was brilliant in goal denying 
the Vikings best efforts. The result went 
(1) Nil to the Knights. 

The rematch is set for Thursday May 1st at Central. 
Let’s Go Vikings! 

Result:

Walled Lake Central Vikings: (0)
Walled Lake Northern Knights: (1)

Record:

(2) wins, (2) losses, (1) tie (over-all)
(2) wins, (1) loss, (1) tie (WLAA)


Wednesday  April 9

The Vikings maintain possession of the “Boot” 
winning the annual battle against WLW (1) to (0).  


Play was rough and tough as one would expect 
from the rivalry.  Much to Western’s credit 
they controlled possession most of the middle 
of the match in spite of playing a man down 
from about the 16th minute due to a Red Carded penalty.  Western’s Goal Keeper, Jessica Gatton,
 made (5) saves on the night including a 
point-blank rocket from Viking Sophomore 
Aly Haney with (5) seconds left in the half 
to keep the match even.  

Central increased pressure 
and pace as the match wore on but with a 
battered attacking line struggled to score.  
Viking defending deserves kudos for all 
but stopping an aggressive Warrior attack 
allowing only (1) shot in the second half.  
Freshman Melissa Seymour scored the game winner 
with a brilliant touch shot off a well passed ball 
by Junior Carly Rose in the 71st minute.  
Taylor Comiskey gets her second shut-out 
stopping (4) shots-on-goal and squelching multiple 
attacks handling crosses and flighted balls 
exceptionally well.  

On to Northern Monday for the “Battle of the Shield” 
and the second leg of the City Championship.
Let's Go Vikings!

 Result:
 Walled Lake Central Vikings: (1)
Walled Lake Western Warriors: (0)

 Fr. Melissa Seymour: (1) goal
Jr. Carly Rose: (1) assist
Sr. Taylor Comiskey: Shut-Out (4 saves, 9 stops)

 Record:
 (2) wins, (1) loss, (1) tie (over-all)
(2) wins, (0) loss, (1) tie (WLAA)


 Monday April 7

The Lady Vikes traveled to Plymouth 
to take on the Wild Cats.  
Central’s offense had their work cut out for them 
with veteran Senior Captain and last season’s 
goal scoring leader, Sam Echols, out for up to six weeks 
with a severe ankle sprain and a few other key attackers recovering from injury who were not at 100%. 
Plymouth scored first on a missed mark in the 
penalty box at the 18th minute.  At that point 
the Viking Defense answered.  They gave up 
only one quality chance to Plymouth the remainder 
of the match.  Senior Goal Keeper Taylor Comiskey 
was there to make the save. Lauren Kelly 
was the stand-out for the Vikings. 
The Senior Captain played 80 minutes, 
was every where on the pitch, and 
scored the equalizing goal in the 39th minute 
assisted by Brook Gustafson.  Run-of-play 
was even  until Central increased pace late 
and created more scoring opportunities 
but was unable to put a quality shot on frame. 
The match ended in a (1) to (1) tie.  

Let’s go Vikings! 

Result: 
Walled Lake Central Vikings: (1)Plymouth Wild Cats: (1)


 Sr. Lauren Kelly: (1) goal
Brook Gustafson: (1) assist

 Record: (1) win, (1) loss, (1) tie (overall)
(1) win, (0) loss, (1) tie (WLAA)

Wed. April 2, 2008

The Lady Vikes made their first road trip of the season and defeated Wayne Memorial (6 – 0). 

The weather was perfect for soccer and the new synthetic pitch at Wayne was fast. 
Senior Sam Echols had (2) goals (in the 6th and 56th minutes) and (1) assist before leaving the match with an ankle injury.
 Senior Lauren Kelly scored (1) goal unassisted (at the 19th minute) and (1) assist. 
Juniors Carly Rose, Brook Gustafson, and Freshman Malissa Seymour each scored (1) goal (at the 36th, 60th, & 77th minutes respectively). The goal was Seymour’s first varsity tally. 
Freshman Stephanie Ghannam and Junior Megan Czarznowski 
had (2) and (1) assists respectively. 

Central out shot the Zebras (17-1). Senior All-State stand out Keeper Taylor Comiskey saw little action but was at the ready 
to handle several mix-ups, like the veteran she is, to take the season's first shut out. 

The Vikings travel to Plymouth 
Monday April 7th for a 7:00 match.

Result:

Walled lake Central Vikings: 6
Wayne memorial Zebras: 0

Sr. Sam Echols: (2) goals (1) assist
Sr. Lauren Kelly: (1) unassisted goal (1) assist
Jr. Carly Rose: (1) goal
Jr. Brook Gustafson: (1) goal
Fr. Malissa Seymour: (1) goal (first varsity goal)
Fr. Stephanie Ghannam: (2) assists
Jr. Megan Czarznowski: (1) assist

Record:

1 win – 1 loss – 0 tie (over-all)
1 - 0 - 0 (WLAA)

 

 Monday March 31

The 2008 WLC Viking’s season home opener was originally scheduled for Wednesday March 19th vs South Lyon of the Kensington Valley Conference. 

Lady Viking Soccer opened at home last night 
(Monday March 31st) against South Lyon. 
There was an hour delay to the start due 
to thunder and lightening. The match was played 
under a constant heavy rain. 

The Vikings had a definite edge through the first half. 
The best chance ended with Aly Haney putting the ball in the back of the net but the goal was called back on a questionable delayed offside. 

The second half continued with Central controlling run-of –play, time-of-possession, and scoring opportunities however South Lyon was able to find the mark first with a 40 yard lofted shot to the far post at about the 55th minute. 
Central rallied back with heavy pressure forcing the Lion’s goal keeper to make several good saves to deny an equalizer. The match was hard fought by both sides in difficult conditions but was not with out further controversy. 

With about 15 minutes remaining Sam Echolls was fouled hard in the penalty box and the AR signaled the foul immediately which would have resulted in a penalty shot but it was waived off by the Center Referee. 
South Lyon scored its second goal with about 2 minutes remaining. The match ended 2 - Nil. 
Go Vikes!


Result:
Walled Lake Central Vikings: 0
South Lyon Lions: 2

Record:
WLC: 0 win – 1 loss – 0 ties


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