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Boys soccer starts strong with Tigers top-ranked
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Tiger Brandon Lund dribbles around a Blessed Trinity defender in Fridays game in Roswell. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The top-ranked, Class AAA Tigers' men's soccer team saw its first action in two weeks with a 1-0 win at Blessed Trinity on Friday.

The game went into overtime with Coach Jed Lacey's team winning 9-8 on penalty kicks.

The Titans (0-3) were ranked No. 9 in Class AAA.

Dawson County moved to an overall record of 3-0.

"I still am happy beating a great Blessed Trinity team which, I think, is one of the top five teams in AAA. Their record does not indicate how good they are, but they have played three AAAAAA and AAAAA powers and were in every game," Lacey said.

Blessed Trinity played a tight defense against the explosive offense of Dawson County. The Tigers had three chances to score, but just couldn't find the back of the net.

"I do not think we played our best game and having not practiced but twice in the last two weeks didn't help," Lacey said.

Ty Anglin picked up his second shutout of the season in goal.

"Ty (Anglin) did a great job in goal and stopped some big free kicks that most kickers wouldn't have stopped. Ty stopped a shot in overtime to win the game for us," Lacey said.

Lacey also praised the play of defenders Josh Sage, Tim Moody and Dalton Edwards.

"These three guys played lights out for us. They did a great job of shutting down everything Blessed Trinity threw at us," he said.

"I thought David Velasquez and Randy Shultz did a great job controlling the midfield."

It will be a big week for the Tigers with a game against Forsyth Central (2-2) yesterday. Scores were unavailable at press time, and a road trip to play at Cartersville (0-1) on Friday.

Friday's game will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

"I think after the big layoff, our guys did well. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us and let us get back to regular routine this week," Lacey said.