Dallas Diamonds win quarterfinal, putting them a game away from another championship bid

From the blog Women Who Play Football.

At Saturday’s home game, the Dallas Diamonds football team defeated the Kansas City Tribe 55–35 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) 2012 playoffs. As they head into the semi-finals, all that the Diamonds have to do is defeat the San Diego Surge in their home town, and that puts them into the finals. Not only does beating the Surge put them one step closer, but it also secures the team the American Conference Championship. They play July 21.

At 10–0, the team has played a perfect season so far. If they go on to win the world championships, it will be the team’s fifth ring.

Now comes the hard part — getting the team to San Diego. On their Facebook page, the Diamonds have asked for fan support to help cover traveling expenses. From the Diamonds:

We are respectfully soliciting any donations or airline miles in order to help us reach our goal. Thank you so much for your support if the 2012 Dallas Diamonds!! We love our fans!!!

To make your donation, click here for their fundraising page. And for a breakdown of Saturday’s game, the blog Women Who Play Football did a notable job covering the match.

 

—  Rich Lopez

Dallas Diamonds announce Ring of Honor inductees, wrap up season on Saturday

(From Facebook)
(From Facebook)

This Saturday, the Dallas Diamonds play their final home game of the season against the Kansas City Tribe. It’s an important day for the women’s professional football team. First, they suffered their only loss to the KC Tribe earlier this season so they are looking for some revenge.

But they will also unveil their Ring of Honor at the game. Eligibility for the Ring required nominees to “have been in the Diamonds organization for three seasons in the capacity of player, coach, administrative or medical staff, and retired for two seasons prior to the season of induction.” Secretly, I was hoping this would have been enough for my induction. Hey, one can dream!

The ceremony will include a Ring of Honor banner presentation and plaque and shirt given to the inductees.  But first, check ‘em out as they whoop up on the Tribe at  Pennington field, 1501 Central Drive in Bedford. Kickoff is at 3 p.m.

—  Rich Lopez