Head Coach Jed Lacey was disappointed that his soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Buford last Friday night.
But Lacey is realistic, playing without three starters due to injury or illness, his team still had a chance to defeat a very good Buford squad.
“We played well,” said Lacey. “It was a really good game. A defensive battle. It’s just unfortunate we lost on a penalty kick.”
The Wolves scored the lone goal at the 68th minute on a hand-ball called by the referee. Buford capitalized on the mistake to score and come away with the win.
“We had our chances, but just couldn’t get one past their goalie,” said Lacey.
Buford poured it on early in the game. The Wolves laced some shots at Tiger goalie Sam Edwards.
Edwards was up to the challenge, as he stopped every shot. “They (Buford) made us play defense the first part of the game. Sam did a great job. He is very athletic and is a good goalie,” said Lacey.
“Buford is the best team that I have seen in a while. Our kids played hard and we had a chance,” he added.
It was the first loss of the season for the Tigers, and dropped the team’s record to 2-1.
Dawson will travel to Savannah this Friday and Saturday.
On Friday they will face Calvary Day in an 8 p.m. kickoff.
Saturday, the team will face a very tough Benedictine team.
The Lady Tigers game with Buford was not as close. Dawson lost to the Lady Wolves 6-0. Dawson is currently 0-2-1 on the season.
Varsity Girls Head Coach Rick Corwin and his team will also travel to Savannah this weekend.
The Lady Tigers will play Calvary Day on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Saturday the team will be matched up with a strong Windsor Forest squad.
Saturday’s kickoff will be at noon.