Head Coach Jed Lacey’s varsity girls soccer team picked up a win against Stephens County (3-2) Friday night in Dawsonville. The Lady Tigers defeated their opponent, 4-1.
Earlier in the week Dawson lost to Chestatee, 3-1.
The Lady Tigers currently have an overall record of 3-3.
Katie Pritchard had a great game against the visiting Lady Indians. Pritchard scored a hat trick with two first half goals that gave Dawson a 2-1 lead at halftime. She added another goal in the second half.
Pritchard currently has eight goals on the season.
The game was also her second hat trick in the past three games.
“Katie is playing out of her mind right now with her rushes on goal, but it is her teammates that are giving her these opportunities to score and she is taking advantage of every one of them,” Lacey said.
Picking up the fourth goal of the game was Jade Perry at the 31-minute mark of the second half.
It was Perry’s third goal of the season and it sealed the victory for Dawson County.
Lacey praised the play of Brittany Duffy, Sydney Crumley, Riley Cox, Morgan Huber, Allie Costley, Ashley Avery, Amanda Sheriff, Brooke Shively and Emily Stowers.
The Lady Tigers used two goalies with Stephanie Lefler playing the first half and Kenna Seitz the second half.
“They both did a great job tonight. Kenna made an outstanding stop from point blank range. We have a tough choice coming in who do we play in goal. Both girls are very good. This is a nice problem to have,” Lacey said.
“Biggest win of the year. After moving the pieces around we came of age. These girls have played so hard and every game we got better and better,” he added.
Against Chestatee last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers fell behind 2-0 at half and could never catch up. The team fell 3-1.
Jade Perry provided the only goal for Dawson County with 3.47 remaining in the game.
The game was the third consecutive that has recorded a goal by Perry.
“Jade Perry is finally getting back to where she finished last year and where we thought she would be this year. That is such an uplift for us, having Jade step up,” Lacey said.
Scoring for Chestatee were: Alexis Rebollar, Lauren Wassel and Kelsey Neukum.
Chestatee has a 3-1 record on the season.
The Lady Tigers have a Region 8-AA game with Rabun County at home this Friday at Tiger Stadium. The Lady Wildcats will come into the contest with a 1-2 record. Kickoff will be at 5 p.m.