Kicking into the playoffs

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November means it’s time for the fall sports’ teams to head into the playoff season, including the Delta College’s women’s soccer team.

The Lady Mustang’s record overall is 8-4-5, with a 5-3-3 record in conference. The team is currently fourth in conference.

The Mustang’s are ranked 10th in the region with only two games left to play.

Winning the upcoming games may bump the team up to top eight. That could lead the Lady Mustangs to a first-round home playoff game.

The team’s practice structure is pushing it toward the goal.

“We get right into some contact competitions. I am really big on getting the players to compete. That is why we been successful this year. We try to compete in every training session whether is a day before game or after game day. I think it is important to push them,” said Head Coach Sorenson.

One of there rituals the team participates in before leaving the locker room is that the players walk out together to the soccer field singing a song together on game days.

“We players all have different rituals before game day, like dancing and singing in the locker room,” said Sophomore Sabrina DeHoyos.

On Nov. 1, the Mustang’s won 5-1 against Sacramento City College. It was the Mustang’s sophomore game, where the players’ time on the team is honored. This year the Mustangs have 11 sophomores.

“I never had more then seven sophomores on the team which was cool because I got to start all eleven of my sophomore together at the second half. It was a cool moment to see them all on the field. There are eleven players on the field so seeing them all was a special moment,” said Sorenson.

The Mustangs next home game is today against Santa Rosa Junior College.