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Dawson blanks the Indians
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Karson Pharris takes control of the ball during last weeks road win over Lumpkin County. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The Dawson County boys' soccer team continued undefeated last Friday when the Tigers got a win in Dahlonega over the Lumpkin County Indians.

In the April 14 matchup, the Tigers shutout the Indians 4-0.

For the first half, Dawson County spent most of the time on the Lumpkin end of the field but was unable to score until there were only 14 seconds before the break.

The goal came from junior Dennis Pyetsukh who would go on to a hat trick for the night.

"He is a machine," said Head Coach Jed Lacey. "Dennis is just an amazing player. He can do it all."

The goal before half was just what the team needed according to Lacey.

"We had to work through a lot of defenders to get a score before half, but we did," he said. "It was huge to get a score before half because it took the edge off."

In the second half, Pyetsukh scored again at the 37:01 mark on an assist from Tyler Glamuzina.

"I was really excited to watch Tyler Glamuzina play outside for the first time and man was he good," Lacey said. "He found his position for the next two plus years. That kid can go."

Pyetsukh added his third goal of the night and 16th of the season with 23:48 to play on a Cole Dennis assist.

Goal keeper Dillon Tierney came up with one of his three saves on the night midway through the second period. The game was Tierney's fifth clean sheet of the season.

"The player I thought that really stepped up was Jack Pharris," Lacey said. "He stepped in and started tonight at outside back and what a job he did."

Pharris, according to Lacey, shut down every attack that came his way on the field.

Junior Nathan Blythe added his 12th goal of the season on a Pyetsukh assist with about 11 minutes to play in the game.

The Tigers are 10-0-4 after the win and 4-0 in Region 7-AAA.

Dawson hosted East Hall on April 18 to determine the region champion, but results were not available as of press time.

"This is for the region championship, the first step towards winning state," Lacey said. "We want this."

Dawson County will face Union County at 7:30 p.m. on April 21.