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Changes equate to wins for boys soccer
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Dillon Tierney snags another save during the Tigers home game against Walnut Grove on Mar. 3. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

Head Coach Jed Lacey said last week that he would be making changes.

He did-and now he says those changes are working.

"Very few times in life or coaching can you say we made some changes and they all worked," said Head Coach Jed Lacey. "We look like the team of old. We have so much more spacing now that we are making great connections and scoring the way we are supposed to."

The Tigers picked up two wins last week when they traveled to Pinecrest Christian Academy on Feb. 28 where they won 5-1 and when the team hosted Walnut Grove on March 3 and beat the Warriors 3-0.

In the contest against the Paladins, Nathan Blythe scored twice in the first period off of assists from Dennis Pyetsukh.

"Dennis Pyetsukh and Nathan Blythe are superior players who are getting it done up top," Lacey said. "There are not a whole lot of high school teams with fire power up top now that we changed things up. In two games those two had six goals between them."

Pyetsukh added his fifth goal of the year at 23:21 in the second period.

Senior Cole Dennis scored on a Josh Varca assist and Tyler Glamuzina had his third goal of the season off a Pyetsukh assist with 6:56 left to play.

In the home game against the Warriors, all of the scoring came off the foot of Pyetsukh who ended the night with a hat trick.

The shut out, however, was the result of Tierney in goal and the rest of the Tiger defense.

"I love how Tyler Lawson, Nick Murphy and Karson Pharris just denied everyone back there," Lacey said. "The outside manned by Raleigh Payne and Patrick Moody might not be in the scorebook, but we do not win without their hard work."

Lacey said he is pleased with the way the team is coming together just before they travel to Savannah.

"These guys just like each other and it shows when they are on the field," Lacey said. "This team is starting to heat up at the right time. We are still undefeated and they take pride in that."

During the Savannah trip, the Tigers will face Richmond Hill and Savannah Arts Academy.

"These games are wars down there," Lacey said. "Very physical matches because there is so much pride on the line with North Georgia teams playing South Georgia teams."

The Tigers are 5-0-3 overall and are ranked No. 8 in the state.