Fall Adult Soccer Gets Started
It was an epic kick-off to the season with two close matches and a whole lot of fun! Sole Train jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead against Beasts, but a second half hat trick from Cesar Chavez put Beasts back in the game and it ended in a 3-3 tie.
As we've become accustomed to, a Brian King led team, The Punishers, is alone at the top of the standings after only one week when newcomer Byron Nkhoma redirected a HUGE throw-in off his head and into the net to drop Balls of Glory into the league basement after the 1-0 loss.
Attention DIVISION 1 (ages 14-19) players:
Practices will start Tuesday, August 23rd & Thursday, August 25th at 7pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early if you have not yet registered and/or paid! Teams will be drafted the following week and the official season start date is September 1st! All practices are on Tuesdays and all games are on Thursdays at 7pm.
See you on the fields~
Dear Families, Coaches, & Players;
Intra GU17 Mini Tournament
On June 20th, the Ramona Intra GU17 team traveled to El Cajon Valley High School for a mini tournament hosted by Pumas UNAM. The one-day tournament featured three teams; Ramona Intra, Pumas UNAM and San Diego Real Madrid Elite. Intra’s first game against Pumas UNAM ended in a 1-0 victory with a goal scored by Carissa Dornon. The girls second game against San Diego Real Madrid Elite ended in a 1-0 win with a goal scored by Carmen Ocampo.
"I am very proud of the way the girls played today. All the girls came focused and ready to play," said coach Gabriel Ocampo. "My goalies were outstanding, defenders and midfielders were on top of their game and my forwards were taking shots, making runs. It is what every coach wants to see from their team. This was a great day of preparation for our tournament next weekend."
Ramona Intra GU17's next tournament will be Pegasus Cup June 27-28 at Hourglass Field at Miramar College.
Back Row (l to r): Coach Gabriel Ocampo, Carissa Dornon, Christina Brown, Caitlyn Cripps, Nicole Lewis, Victoria Sharamitaro, Olivia Arnold, Sophie Underwood, Lucy Stronach
Front Row (l to r): Brittany Poler, Jessica Hasley, Emily Bailey, Carmen Ocampo, Sierra Crenshaw, Chloe Knowd
Not Pictured: Chelsea Boss, Alexis Morales & Jenni Rivera
Super Cup Memorial Day Tournament
The Ramona Soccer League Intra GU16 team participated in the 2015 Super Cup Memorial Day Tournament on May 23-24 in Tierrasanta. The girls faced off against Juventus from Jamul and ended the game with a 0-2 loss. Their afternoon game against Barca-Cantera ended with a 2-0 victory for Ramona with goals scored by Carmen Ocampo and Olivia Arnold. Sunday’s game against IVFC from Imperial Valley ended in a 1-3 loss for the girls with a goal scored by Chloe Knowd.
Coach Ocampo said the girls played well. "We tried new positions and new players. We had some players on Saturday at CIF preliminaries and three players missing from Sunday’s game, but overall I feel the girls did well this weekend."
Going forward, the team has three new players and will have the assistance of two players that they will borrow for the summer tournament season. They will be doing three pre-season tournaments over the summer; Pegasus Cup in June, Albion Showcase in July and Attack Summer Classic in August.
Top Row (l to r): Brittany Poler, Christina Brown, Sierra Crenshaw, Olivia Arnold, Sophie Underwood, Carissa Dornon, Chloe Knowd, Emily Bailey, Coach Gabriel Ocampo. Bottom Row (l to r): Jenni Rivera, Carmen Ocampo, Chelsea Boss, Courtney Leavitt, Alexis Morales, Nicole Lewis, Jessica Hasley. Not Pictured: Caitlyn Cripps, Emily Preciado, Lucy Stronach.
GU16 Headed to State Cup
The Ramona Intra girls under 16 will be traveling to Lancaster, California for the 2015 State Cup on March 28th and 29th. Since this is the girls' first year together as a competitive team, they will be playing in the Governors Division. They will face Spartans G-98 from Beaumont, La Mirada Soccer Association from La Mirada and OUSL Crusaders from Santa Maria. There are seven brackets of four teams each and the top two teams from each bracket and two wildcard teams will advance to the next round on April 11th in Santa Clarita.
The team is very excited about this tournament. It will be the first tournament away from San Diego and Orange County and their first tournament since the end of the regular Presidio season in 2014. Coach Ocampo said, "We are all happy to see the girls back to practice and preparing for this tournament. We have had a couple of player changes but we are looking forward to a great upcoming season and this tournament will be a great experience for the team."
Top Row (l to r): Melani Rodriguez, Gwendalyn Gibson, Emily Preciado, Olivia Arnold, Christina Brown, Sophie Underwood, Alondra Ceballos, Nicole Lewis, Sierra Crenshaw, Chloe Knowd, Coach Ocampo
Bottom Row (l to r): Carissa Dornon, Courtney Leavitt, Katia Flores, Caitlyn Cripps, Jenni Rivera, Brittany Poler, Chelsea Boss
Front Row: Karla Chairez
2016 Board of Directors
Ramona Soccer League's annual public meeting took place at the Ramona Community Center on Monday, 12/14. Elections were held for the 2016 board and we're happy to report that we've added a couple of new board members. Go to our Board of Directors page to see all the great volunteers that will be running Ramona Soccer League for the next year.