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Ladies remain undefeated

POSTED: March 19, 2013 5:08 p.m.

The fourth-ranked, Class AAA, Lady Tiger soccer team is currently 7-0 on the season after defeating three teams in Jekyll Island over the weekend.

Head coach Jed Lacey's team dominated Cedar Shoals, Aquinas and Richmond Academy.

"This was a really good test to see what we are all about. We are so young, with eight sophomores and seven freshmen, on the team. These girls came down here to prove that they are who the rankings say they are," Lacey said.

Thursday's game with Cedar Shoals was never close. The Lady Tigers held a 4-0 lead at halftime.

Goals by Riley Cox, Isabella Elliott, Emily Queen and Tina Libao accounted for the first half scoring.

The Lady Tigers added two more goals in the second half by Anna Hawkins and Ivonne Maldonado to give them a 6-0 win.

It was the first goal of the season for Hawkins.

It was much of the same on Friday against Aquinas. Goals by Riley Cox and Tina Libao gave Dawson County a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.

Lacey's team added three more second half goals by Lady Tigers Libao, Queen and Suzanne Eckert. Eckert, a junior, scored her first goal of the season.
Dawson County pulled out a 5-0 victory.

Libao added two more goals in Saturday mornings 4-1 win over Richmond Academy. The talented freshman now has 12 goals on the season.

Also scoring for the Lady Tigers were Cox and Jessica Chambers.

Kenna Seitz, who just returned from basketball, recorded two shutouts for Dawson County. It was the fifth shutout of the season.

"Getting Kenna Seitz back in goal was a big pickup for us," Lacey said. "Kenna is just a beast back there in goal and gives our young players confidence that if they make a mistake she will cover it up with guarding the net."

Lacey said he was glad to see so many of his players step up in the tournament.

"We had a few players really step up in Jekyll. I am amazed how hard these girls work and at their maturity level, which is growing every day, in the understanding of the intensity level we should play.

"With region play starting, this young team will be tested hard but I know they will be up to it and will not back down from anyone," he said.

The Lady Tigers will play a home game at 5:30 p.m. Friday against White County. The game is a Region 7-AAA matchup.


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