The Ramstein Lady Rams women’s varsity soccer team, came home from the UK with the 2007 U.S. Air Forces in Europe Soccer Championship.
***image1***Held at RAF Alconbury, UK, the Lady Rams went undefeated in round robin competition with three wins and one tie finishing first and receiving a bye to the finals where they met Spangdahlem and beat them 4 to 0 in the final to win the championship.
The Ramstein Lady Rams had nine players score during the tournament − Patricia Bacon, Jessica Smialek, Amanda Cleland, Amber Reynolds, Jenifer (JJ) Wolf, Brandy Bliss, Suzanne Talbert, Darci George and Allison Hardwick − showing their teamwork play. The team’s biggest challenge was finding a goalie for the tournament, as both team goalies are downrange.
Defensive back Adriana Perez stepped up as goalie and only allowed one goal in five games. She was named to the all-tournament team. Four other Lady Rams were named to the all-tournament team, Hardwick, Reynolds, Wolf and Cleland. Fifty-percent of the all-tournament team came from Ramstein.