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Lady Tigers soccer win Region 7-AAA with 10-0 victory over Rebels
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Sophomore Annie Gloeckner breaks free against the Spartans on March 26. - Photo by Bob Christian

Varsity Girls – Lady Tigers 10 Lady Rebels 0

 

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer team wrapped up the 7-AAA Region Championship and a no. 1 seed in the state playoffs with a 10-0 victory last week over the Fannin County Lady Rebels..

Sophomore Molly Muenchen led the Lady Tigers with four goals in the match to tie the Dawson County High School career scoring record of 57 currently held by McKay Shively.

Senior Fallan Lacey and sophomore Addison Hoard, who took over the net at the 20 minute mark, combined to hold the Lady Rebels scoreless. The shut-out marked the eighth time this season that Hoard, who plays primarily as the junior varsity keeper, has blanked her opponents.

Despite an overall record of 10-1-1, an undefeated regional record of 4-0 and home-field advantage for the first two rounds of the state playoffs, Head Coach Chess Hamby was determined not to look past the next game.  
“This doesn't change anything for East Hall. We still want to come in and complete region play with a solid game with no let downs,” Hamby said. “To make a deep run we will need to continue to improve each game and each week. Hopefully, our best soccer is ahead of us and we can surprise some folks and make a run for the championship.”

The Lady Tigers sole senior, Lacey, was acknowledged in a brief ceremony in-between games April 16 as Dawson County celebrated Senior Night. Results of the game were unavailable as of press time.

 

Varsity Boys – Tigers 5                       Rebels 2

 

With a spot in the upcoming state playoffs hanging in the balance, the Dawson County varsity boys’ soccer team played its final road game of the season on April 12 in a region battle with the Fannin County Rebels.

Junior Michael Velasquez led the way with three goals and one assist, while seniors Ethan Cameron and Braden Davison each contributed one goal as the Tigers cruised to a 5-2 victory and secured a spot in the state tournament.

Head Coach Patrick Muenchen acknowledged the importance of the win over the Rebels but remained focused on the final game of the season.

“Our win at Fannin does lock in at least third place in the region. The game with East Hall on Tuesday will determine who will take second place in our region,” Muenchen said. “We will need to continue to play tight defense, and really work on covering each other in the back.  We will also need to execute our transition game and capitalize on our offensive opportunities.”

Dawson County took a moment to recognize the 13 members of the senior class April 16 as it celebrated Senior Night prior to the game. Results were unavailable as of press time.

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