Dixon Lady Rams Soccer win their league for the first time in 9 years
For the first time in 9 years, the Lady Rams soccer team will be going on to the playoffs while winning their league. This hasn’t been an easy road for the Rams going 7-1-2 in league and 8-7-3 overall. The Rams found a way to win their league, and are looking forward to the challenging playoffs ahead.
The Dixon Lady Rams soccer team won the GEL title, and will be the number 1 seed in the section 5 playoffs. This is the first time the Lady Rams have won their own division since the 2003, when they took first in the CVC league. The Rams since have had great success, but haven’t won their own league in 9 years until now. The Lady Rams are very excited to move on into the playoffs as they will be taking on the winner of an out bracket game between Summerville and Hughson.
Although they haven’t won league in 9 years, this isn’t the first time the Lady Rams have been in the playoffs. The Lady Rams have had a history of making the playoffs, but not necessarily having success there. In the last 11 years, the Lady Rams have made the playoffs in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. However, only one of those years did the Rams actually advance deeply into the playoffs, which was the year of 2008, when the Lady Rams made it all the way to the semi-finals before losing to Sonora, the section champions in 2008.
The LadyRams in all their success of making the playoffs have never actually won the section tournament. The walls are filled with soccer section championships, but none of them say “Girls Soccer”. This rich history could finally come to its climax, as the Rams are in the best chance they have ever had to win the section tournament, and reign as 2012 section champions.
The Rams are coming off a loss on Senior Night, buts it’s nothing the lady Rams can’t come back from to claim glory in the playoffs. The Lady Rams will have to remain motivated, because the journey of the playoffs is not an easy one- it takes a lot of heart and a strong will to win.
At this point in the year, there are no more easy wins and throw away games. It’s all or nothing- winner takes all. The Lady Rams just need to win to get to the finals, and of course one more win to take the section championship home.
The Lady Rams are looking for everyone’s support as they will host the first round of the playoffs on their own field on Tuesday May 15th, at 7:00 p.m.