When asked to compare the program then to where it is now, Ott just smiles and says there is no comparison.

"It's been such a big difference," said Ott, a senior midfielder. "We went from the very bottom in the PAC-10, to the middle, third or fourth, and now were in first.

"Back then, nobody really cared about winning and pushing it out. It's a pretty good feeling now."

On Tuesday evening, Ott and her three senior teammates - Ashley Pultorak, Kate Sutherland and Liz Marosky - came full circle, as they were honored on Senior Night at Perk Valley High School.

The high-flying Vikings, undefeated in league play, are now one of the district's best teams and the four seniors are a major reason why. Against rival Spring-Ford, there was no doubt who this night belonged to.

Ott, Sutherland and Pultorak combined for five goals and the smothering PV defense, led by Marosky, suffocated the Rams, as the Vikings pulled away for a 7-1 PAC-10 victory.

The convincing win improved PV's record to a perfect 11-0-1 in the league, 13-1-2 overall.

"Senior Night is always special," said head coach Karen Moliver, who in her second year has revamped the entire program. "The four seniors have been the glue to this team. They have finally found a way to put it all together and realize their talent.

"We have a senior in every aspect of the field and they are all right up the middle. I think they all contribute all in their own way. It's nice to see them do what they wanted to for so many years."

Against the Rams, the Fab Four wasted little time jumping in front. Ott was the first one to get into the act, taking a corner pass from Sarah Pergine and blasting it past S-F goalkeeper Angela Walker just three minutes into the game for a quick 1-0 lead.

"We were all so excited for this game," Ott smiled. "It was important for me to score tonight. I wanted to score the first one to take the pressure off."

A little over three minutes later Sutherland got her first of the night. The speedy midfielder found a loose ball in front of the net and poked it home at the 23:45 mark, giving PV a 2-0 lead.

As if on cue, Pultorak netted the next goal. This one coming on a backhand rebound 11:38 into the first half.

S-F would get its only goal of the game four minutes later when Megan Hill slapped the ball past PV goalkeeper Karen Beaver. The tally pulled the Rams to within two, but that's as close as they would get.

The Vikings' Chantel Mattiola netted a score just before the half to make it 4-1. Ott, Sutherland and junior Lindsay Kane all picked up goals in the second half to finish off the scoring.

"We want to go undefeated and win the PAC-10," Ott said. "That's been our goal from the beginning."

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