Valley had high hopes of an upset as they faced powerhouse Culver Academies in the first round of the sectional playoffs, but it didn’t come to pass. The bigger stronger Eagles rode the strength of 6 first half goals to a comfortable 8-0 victory and a trip to the next round in the sectional phase of the state tournament. Valley played hard, but were just a step behind the more experienced Eagles.
Although Valley’s season comes to a close, the Vikings made some significant strides during the 2019 campaign. A third place finish in the TRC, a win over arch rival Rochester, and a four game winning streak were among some of the season’s biggest accomplishments. Although they lose seniors, Jorge Rosas, Jakob Jones and Brian Ramirez, the nucleus of the team will be returning. The players are looking forward to next season and continuing to improve as they attempt to take the next step up.