Revenge Tour: Lady Dubs Destined for Playoff Success


Riley Martin

Getting the Ball Rolling: The Dubs aim to be red hot going into the playoffs.

The Lady Dubs have kicked off their 2023 campaign and are looking to exceed their already-high expectations. The reigning Region Four Champions are facing a revamped region, but are already dominating the competition as they prepare for a deep run into the playoffs. Led by a loaded senior class and strong supporting cast, the Dubs are ready to take what they believe is rightfully theirs. 

After a dominant 10-0 match against Berkmar High School, the Warriors showed everyone just how dangerous they can be. The girls, led by the University of Georgia commit Virginia Odom, left nothing to chance, netting goal after goal. Odom finished with a game-high five goals, with sophomore Quinn Alpers following suit with two herself. “It’s always nice to start the season with a win,” said Odom. “Especially in dominating fashion.”

In the days following their season debut, the Dubs picked up two more wins against Cambridge, a team that dominated the Warriors last season, and Centennial. Eager for revenge, the Dubs walked out of Cambridge with a 3-1 victory, which featured goals from sophomore Janah Pierce and junior Odalis Tapia. After their respective wins against the Bears and Knights, the Dubs went on a two-game skid, losing to Marist and Midtown, but the girls were eager to get back into the win column against Lovett. “The losses were definitely upsetting, but we look forwards, not back,” said Tapia. 

Returning players have had the Lovett game circled since last year. The Dubs played the reigning 2A State Champions in a match deemed a non-contest due to inclement weather. However, the Lions claimed the 1-0 win, much to the displeasure of Dubs’ fans. Lovett opened up the game like they did last year, taking an early 1-0 lead, but lightning never strikes twice for the Warriors. Freshman Liza Hanley tied the game up, but it was Odom who found the back of the net to give the Dubs the 2-1 victory over their cross-road rival. 

The girls only trail Marist in region play, meaning they are still very much in play for back-to-back region titles. Despite their championship chase, the mantra for this team is one game at a time. With their experience and poise on the pitch, the Dubs are never out of a game. No school, private or public, is too much for the Warriors. The Lady Dubs will compete and find a way to win, whether they are 30 miles away in Lilburn, or on their home field.