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Lady Tigers soccer enter GHSA State Playoffs as region 7-AAA No. 1
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Senior Mackenzie Kimbarl directs the defense March 26 against the GAC Lady Spartans. - Photo by Bob Christian

Lady Tigers 9, Lady Vikings 0

 

After losing the opening game of the season, the Lady Tigers have never looked back, and with a 9-0 victory over East Hall on April 16 the team wrapped up an undefeated season in regional play with a record of 6-0 and put the finishing touches on an overall record of 12-1-1.

 

Dawson County pummeled the opposing goalie with a relentless front line that pounded 37 shots at the East Hall net, while senior Mackenzie Kimbarl led the defensive set in front of goalkeeper and fellow senior Fallan Lacey to post the Lady Tigers eighth shut-out of the season.

 

Taking advantage of a pair of assists from senior Rachel Rajczak., sophomore Molly Muenchen led the scoring for the Lady Tigers, as she found the back of the net five times to pass McKay Shively’s 57 career goals and set the DHCS career scoring record at 62.

 

In a brief, post-game ceremony, the Lady Tigers celebrated Senior Night by acknowledging the accomplishments of all five seniors on their roster to include offensive forwards Rajczak, Ruthie Pittman, and Emily DeMoss, Kimbarl at defensive back, and Lacey in goal. 

 

With the victory, Dawson County secured the region 7-AAA No. 1 seed in the GHSA State Tournament and played host to the Sonoraville Phoenix in round one action on April 23. Results were unavailable as of press time.

 

Tigers 0, Vikings 5

 

In a home field battle for second place on April 16, the Dawson County Tigers came up short against the East Hall Vikings by a final score of 5-0 in the final regular season game of the 2019.

 

The loss moved the Tigers to a 4-9 record overall but secured the third seed in the GHSA state tournament by moving them to a 4-2 record in region 7-AAA.

 

Senior and team captain Patrick Rosales looked ahead to what it would take to be successful at the state level as the team prepared to travel to Calhoun on April 24 to take on the No. 2 region 6-AAA Yellowjackets.

 

“It’s going to take a lot of hard work on the field and in practice,” Rosales said. “We just need to listen to coach and do the best we can to execute the plan he gives us.”

 

Round one of the GHSA state tournament between the Tigers and the Yellowjackets took place April 24. Results were unavailable as of press time.