The Dublin High Lady Gaels Soccer team (7-3-2 DFAL, 14-5-3 overall) won its first league championship in nine years, defeating Acalanes 1-0 in front of family and friends on Senior Night.
Combined with Campolindo's loss against Miramonte, the Lady Gaels won the DFAL by two points on the final night of the season.
Kacey Borgeson, one of eight graduating seniors, scored what proved to be winning goal in the fourth minute of the game after Katie Somerville came forward from her back position and drilled a cross into the box, beating the Acalanes goalkeeper.
Dublin kept up the pressure throughout the game with several additional chances at goal. The Lady Gaels completed a turnaround from last place in 2009-10 and 2010-11 to league champions in the 2011-12 season.
Senior captain Joanna Giron and Kelly Radu as well as goalkeeper Amanda Garcia anchored a defense that recorded its 13th shutout in 22 matches overall this season.
Senior captains Rebecca Beasley and Noria Mitchell combined with Hailai Arghandiwal, Emma Schoenthal and Hailey Zummo to control play throughout the match.
As DFAL champions, the Lady Gaels automatically qualify for NCS playoffs, which start on Wednesday. Seedings and brackets will be announced on Sunday.