Lady Rams water polo achieve new heights and boys fall short at Sac Joaquin Sections
The Sac Joaquin Sections is a major championship for high school sports teams and individuals that qualify. The Dixon Rams varsity water polo made it to this championship game for the third year in a row.
Although the boys lost in the first round to Bear River, their effort and hard training paid off. It’s hard to qualify for Sections and for the boys to make it there is very good. The more they go to Sections, the more training they have for big competitions like that. All in all, they did a great job despite their loss.
As for the girls, they made it the farthest they ever have in the three years they have been competing in this championship. The Lady Rams on the first day of Sections were up against the girls from El Dorado. Players were told to play how they have been playing all season in order to beat this first team. And obviously in the end, that strategy paid off. With a score of 10-2, the girls won the first round of Sections and were able to continue on in the competition. Overjoyed, the Lady Rams were cheering after they won and everyone was extremely proud of how the team did.
As opposed to the years before, water polo player, Rachel Stalie, says that “this year, morale was higher, and we knew as a team that we had a chance to win.”
And for the next round of games against Rio Americano, the team knew who they were up against. The girls from Rio Americano are very skilled, and, in order to win, the Lady Rams would have had to shut down the other team’s whole set. But unfortunately the girls fell short, losing 15-6.
But it doesn’t matter that they lost this round. The girls can still hold their heads up high because for the first time since water polo has started at DHS the girls varsity team made it past the first round and that is something to be proud of.