After opening the 2019 season with a loss to Forsyth Central, the Dawson County girls’ varsity soccer team rebounded with five wins in row, to include their latest 4-1 victory over Chestatee High School March 5.
Sophomore Molly Muenchen continued to build on her record-setting freshman season as she led the Lady Tigers with two goals against the Lady War Eagles to extend her season total to 11 goals.
Fellow senior Rachel Rajczak and junior Maggie Wright each added a goal as Dawson County stretched their season record to an overall 5-1 margin.
In the net, senior Fallan Lacey has bounced back from the opening season loss in remarkable fashion as she allowed only her third goal over a five-game streak that included two shutout games from the Brenau-committed keeper.
The Lady Tigers anticipated carrying their momentum into the first regional matchup of the season, a home game against Lumpkin County March 8, but a late afternoon thunderstorm delayed those plans and Dawson County will not start regional play until the end of a three-game road trip, which starts with a match against Pinecrest Academy March 12.
“I've never really minded playing on the road. Sometimes it can be a benefit to get away from the distractions that sometimes come with playing at home,” Head Coach Chess Hamby said. “The bus ride seems to dial in our focus and give the girls a chance to think about the task at hand.”
The Lady Tigers are scheduled to play their last non-regional game of the season March 15 versus Eastside as they prepare for a six-game regional schedule starting with a visit to Cherokee Bluff on March 19.
The boys’ varsity team continued to look for their first win of the 2019 soccer season after falling 4-2 to Chestatee on March 5, dragging their record to 0-5 for the year as the team sought to find chemistry and momentum with the first regional game looming on the schedule.
Lightning and heavy rain forced the cancelation of the region opener with Lumpkin County, and the game has been rescheduled to March 28, placing the Tigers in the position of playing all six regional games in a row to close out the season.
A three-game road trip marks not only the end of non-regional competition with a game at Pinecrest Academy on March 12 and another with Eastside High School on March 15, but also the beginning of the battle for Region 7-AAA as the Tigers prepare to face off against Cherokee Bluff on March 19.