The Lady Tigers varsity soccer team continued to play away from home as they visited the Eastside Eagles in Covington March 15 for the final non-regional game of the season.
Under threatening skies, the two teams battled across a soggy field as defense ruled the day and neither team could gain a firm upper hand in a game that ended in a 1-1 tie.
Senior goalkeeper Fallan Lacey continued to demonstrate her prowess in front of the net as she held off an Eagles offense that had scored an amazing 41 points in their last four games, but Dawson County’s offense had no luck in penetrating an Eastside defense that had only surrendered three points all season.
The tie marked the end of a six-game winning streak and served as an opportunity to remind the team of what they face as end of the season approaches.
“I am happy with the way girls are playing right now,” Head Coach Chess Hamby said. “Obviously, our goal is to improve throughout region play and begin to peak during the playoffs.”
The final game of the Lady Tigers’ winning streak took place at Pinecrest Academy March 12, when Dawson County handed the previously unbeaten Paladins their first loss by a final score of 2-0.
Lacey was the difference maker in that game as well as she blocked 10 shots to post her third shutout of the season, and sophomore Molly Muenchen added her 12th goal of the year as she continued to lead the Lady Tigers in scoring.
“Pinecrest was a big win. That was a quality opponent that I feel improved our level of play,” Hamby said. “We still have some things to improve on, but we are definitely moving in the right direction.”
Dawson County started their regional schedule against Cherokee Bluff March 19 in a game that was originally scheduled at home but moved due to severe weather early in the season.The Lady Tigers entered the game with an overall record of 6-1-1.