The Bishop Verot girls soccer team clinched the District 2A-12 championship on its home field, cruising to a 5-0 win over Oasis Charter on Thursday.
Vikings senior Katie Sullivan had a hat trick, including the goal that finally broke through and started the scoring, beating the goalie on a breakaway goal in the 24th minute.
Sullivan’s second and third goals came in the second half, stretching the lead to 4-0 in the 61st minute, and all but sealing the result.
“My teammates are amazing,” Sullivan said. “We just kept spinning off over and over, I couldn’t have done that without some great passes from my teammates.”
The relentless offense of the Vikings kept Oasis on their heels the entire night, with a vast majority of the game being played on their third of the field. The Vikings outshot the Sharks 15-2 in the first half, and earned six first half corners for their aggressive efforts, resulting in a 2-0 halftime lead.
“That was probably the most complete game we’ve had this year,” said Vikings coach Randy Zavata. “We’re a ball-control team, so we talk a lot and want to keep possession, and I think the preparation and mental state our girls had was outstanding.”
Vikings senior Kelly Reynolds added the other two goals for Bishop Verot, including a thundering shot from just inside the edge of the box in the 66th minute that produced the game’s final goal.