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Girls take two wins for the week
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The Dawson County High School varsity girls soccer team improved its record to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in Region 7-AAA play with two wins last week.

The team defeated Fannin County, 2-0, before taking down Banks County 11-1.

Dawson County is currently ranked No. 4 in Class AAA.

Friday's win over Banks County clinched a state playoff berth for the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Tigers faced off against Fannin County (4-11-1; 2-4) in Blue Ridge on April 16. Dawson County took 15 shots on goal, but only two found the back of the net in the victory.

Freshman Tina Libao scored her 14th goal of the season off a pass from Taylor Bennett to put Dawson ahead with 33:14 left in the first half.

The Lady Tigers added a second goal by freshman Emily Queen less than three minutes into the second half following an assist by Libao. It was Queen's 10th goal of the year.

Goalie Kenna Seitz picked up her fifth shutout of the season.

Dawson County had no trouble with Banks County (2-14; 0-6) in Homer on Friday. The game was ended by the mercy rule when Dawson County had a 10-game lead in the second half.

Coach Jed Lacey's team jumped out to a convincing 6-1 halftime lead before cruising home with an 11-1 win.

Kenna Seitz got Dawson on the board with a penalty kick with 32:22 remaining in the first half. It was Seitz's first goal of the season. The Lady Tigers added five more goals off the feet of Bennett (two goals), Riley Cox, McKay Shively and Jessica Chambers.

Lacey's team added five more goals in the second half. McKay Shively completed her hat trick with two more goals. Shively now has 12 goals this year. Also adding goals were Chambers, Lindsey Knotts and Emily Stapler. For Knotts and Stapler it was their first goals this season.

"This was a good week. We tried some new things on the field to push more numbers up on offense and it has worked well," Lacey said.

The Lady Tigers need only one more goal to break the season record of 67 goals scored by last year's Elite Eight team.

This year's team has reached that mark in only 14 games compared to last year's 20 game total.

"Our two outside midfielders McKay Shively and Taylor Bennett are playing exceptionally well and you add in Tina Libao and Jade Perry inside and you have one of the best midfields in AAA in the state," Lacey said.

Dawson County played for the Region championship on Monday night against No. 2 state-ranked Buford.

Results were not available as of press time.