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Boys' soccer remains undefeated
'We have things rolling right now'
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A North Hall Trojan grabs Patrick Moody around the neck early in last weeks home game. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The Dawson County Tigers picked up their first region win in soccer and continued undefeated on the season when they beat North Hall at home last Friday.

Head Coach Jed Lacey played all 23 of his available players because of how well things went in the home game on March 17.

"These guys looked great tonight as a team," Lacey said. "We worked hard, looked for the open man, played defense and made some beautiful shots."

Senior goal keeper Dillon Tierney picked up his third shutout of the season with four saves in the game.

"He just keeps on making great plays for us," Lacey said. "This kid keeps surprising me with his skill and just pure athleticism."

The Tigers opened up the scoring with a hard, long shot by Cole Dennis on an assist by Nathan Bluthe at 32:34 in the first.

"Cole Dennis did a tremendous job running the middle tonight. His goal I thought ripped the back of the net. What a blast and perfect placement," he said.

Junior Sam Hoppal got his first goal of the season on a Nick Murphy assist to put the Tigers up 2-0 going in to the half.

In the second period, Nathan Blythe scored early on a Raleigh Payne assist.

"With Cole, Nathan and Dennis near the goal, we always have a great chance of putting points on the board. What a trio of tremendously skilled players. That does not come around a lot," he said.

Tyler Glamuzina picked up an assist on a goal by Dennis Pyetsukh also early in the second period.

"I was really happy with the way Tyler Glamuzina distributed the ball tonight," Lacey said. "He got rewarded with an assist on a beautiful pass to Pyetsukh to set up his goal."

The final goal of the game was Blythe's ninth on the season on a Pyetsukh assist.

"We have things rolling right now," Lacey said. "With Raleigh Payne going back to defense and flipping with Murphy at outside mid, that move has done wonders on both sides of the pitch. Both these players can play both positions but the move made us even better by bringing out the best in both players."

The win takes the Tigers to 7-0-4 overall and now 1-0 in region play. The team is ranked N0. 5 in the state.

Dawson County played Greater Atlanta Christian at home on March 21, but results were not available as of press time. The team will play again at 7:30 p.m. on March 24 at Fannin County.