VIDEO: Viera Hawks Are State Champs In Girls Soccer
By Zach Clark // February 8, 2015
'This is huge for the program '
ABOVE VIDEO: A look at Viera’s State Championship win versus Pembrook. Celebration, photos and interviews. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Viera Hawks finished the season Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory in the State Final against Pembrook Pines Charter.
On a glorious day from Eastern Florida State College’s campus, the Hawks came to play and started right out of the gate with a goal by Tori Clark at the 2-minute mark.
From then on, it was all Viera as the team scored three goals in the first-half of play. Pembrook had 18 fouls on the afternoon compared to Viera’s six, proving fitness was a key advantage for the Hawks
“Our defense shut them down and our offense was phenomenal,” said freshman goalie Sydney Lau.
“Our fitness kept us going because we just kept going and they kept fouling us”
“We are fit,” said Lau
Hollyn Knight punched in a goal at the 28th-minute mark. Viera wasn’t finished as Nicki Fisher pulled off an amazing long range distance goal just before the half expired.
Fisher wasn’t the only one who had a trick up her sleeve, Hope Leonard kicked a bending goal from 5 yards beyond the box with 17 minutes left in play.
Head Coach Courtney Lundy was proud of her team’s fight all year.
“I had no doubt that my girls would come out and play and fight,” said Head Coach Lundy.
“They showed character and a will to win which is what we have been talking about.”
“Our motto this year was ‘who’s got your back,’ you know when you lose it the next person has your back,” said Lundy.
Viera’s goalie, Sydney Lau, only needed one save on the day to give Viera the Class 4A State Title.
Coach Lundy admired the students and fans in attendance for today and yesterday.
“This is huge for the program and so was yesterday, you are starting to see the culture change. It’s huge for our school, as far as spirit and culture,” said Lundy.
The Viera Hawks didn’t lose a single game all year and finished the season 20-2-0. With some key pieces coming back for Viera next season, it’s safe to say the culture at Viera High School has a championship mentality.