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Varsity girls soccer defeat Murray County; boys fall to the Indians
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Following a 5-0 shut-out exhibition game against Mountain View last week, the Dawson County High School varsity soccer teams hosted Pinecrest Academy to open the season.

The game remained scoreless for the Lady Tigers until freshman Molly Muenchen scored on an assist from Rachel Rajczak in the first half.

Momentum on their heels, the DCHS girls’ soccer team followed the goal by scoring three more before the end of the first half to make it a 4-0 game. The goals came from Rajczak, Ruthie Pittman and Muenchen.

Second half trended the same way, with Muenchen scoring another two goals. Additionally, Rajczak scored two more goals in the second half, managing a hat trick on the night.

The Lady Tigers followed up their win against the Pinecrest Lady Paladins by obliterating Murray County High School with a score of 10-0 Feb. 9.

In the victory over Murray County, Muenchen scored more than three goals for a third consecutive game in a row. Rajczak followed up her hat trick performance against Pinecrest by scoring another three goals on the Murray County Indians. Kinsey Beaty contributed two goals to the win, and Addison Hoard scored one. Due to another strong defensive performance from the Lady Tigers, Ashley Stanfill only had to make one save during the game.

The DCHS Tiger boys’ varsity team also took on Pinecrest Academy on Feb. 6. The showdown featured a very physical first half, and several penalty kicks against the Tigers made it a slow offensive start. Gradually, the Tigers made it down field to score on Pinecrest Academy first.

 Pinecrest, however, did not take the goal lying down. The Paladins responded almost immediately with a goal of their own, tying the game 1-1.

Motivated to take the lead, the Tigers answered with two more goals to make the game 4-1 with 18 minutes to go in the game.

Ending the game with another two goals scored, the Tiger boys soccer team finished Pinecrest off 6-1.

After the victory, the Tigers were on the road against Murray County. A close game, the Tigers lost by one. The game ended with a score of 3-2.

The boys and girls soccer teams faced Habersham Central Feb. 12 but results were not available as of press time.